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Inconsistency and lack of timely processing top the Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) challenges agencies have faced so far.
How well do you and your staff understand the components that make up HIPPS code under PDGM?
The final 2021 hospice payment rule moves forward with CMS’ plans for the hospice election statement and addendum with changes effective Oct. 1, 2020.
CMS hosted an open door forum on July 29th during which time they provided home health and hospice agencies with the following key regulatory updates.
CMS addressed questions regarding who should complete a discharge OASIS when the last visit is a telehealth visit, and the patient refuses more in-person visits.
As states experiment with different phases of reopening, home health agencies like all businesses are working to establish the “new normal” to protect their employees.
CMS’ 2021 proposed PPS rule aims to introduce some stability in the home health market by going a little lighter on changes this year.
CMS surveyors are focused on checking providers’ infection control policies and emergency response plans as a result of the public health emergency.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released new FAQs about funds granted as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act Provider Relief Fund.
Home health and hospice providers urged CMS to consider permanent adjustments to relax telehealth requirements that would support better communication and access to care for the patients they serve beyond the public health emergency.


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