Regulatory Compliance
09/02/2021
As the federal push increases for COVID-19 vaccinations — particularly among Medicare beneficiaries that may be more susceptible to hospitalization or death — CMS has made changes that will make it easier for providers to administer the vaccine, particularly at home.
09/02/2021
Hospice providers need to ensure compliance with quality reporting program requirements to avoid penalties that will double under the FY 2022 Hospice PPS Final Rule.
08/30/2021
Employees with long-term effects of COVID-19 might have difficulty working in the same way they did before the infection and may be entitled to workplace accommodations so they can do their job.
08/16/2021
CGS alone returned 15,000 claims to home health agencies in June because of a duplicate RAP or it couldn’t find the RAP that matched the claim.
08/16/2021
Coding experts were surprised to see M35.81 (Multisystem inflammatory syndrome) listed as a code that will no longer have a diagnosis code clinical group designation come Oct. 1, as outlined in the home health grouper.
08/16/2021
What are the best practices for keeping passwords stored? The answer to that question and more.
08/05/2021
Recent medical review results serve as a reminder to refresh training on some fundamental Medicare requirements for home health including face-to-face documentation, no response to additional documentation requests and failure to justify need for skilled care.
08/05/2021
HIPAA compliance as workers migrate back to the office, comliance around business associates and ePHI compliance.
07/28/2021
A regional representative from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently responded to questions submitted by the Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice.
07/28/2021
Information collected by the assessing clinician at any point during the time frame CMS allows for the OASIS completion can be used to guide assessment coding as long as there is no other item-specific guidance that states otherwise.

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