Regulatory Compliance
01/30/2019
More than a year after the revised Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoPs) took effect and about four months after the release of related interpretive guidelines, CMS has provided agencies with additional clarifying guidance around the requirements.
01/30/2019
A new memo alerts state survey agency directors that when home health agencies face civil monetary penalties, those penalties will be greater than they had been in prior years.
01/30/2019
For several years, the home health industry hadn’t had any positive or negative changes in any of the five major HHCAHPS categories.
01/24/2019
Rural add-on payments have changed significantly for many agencies this year, with some providers receiving more money than before and others receiving far less.
01/24/2019
Use CMS’ new GG self-care and mobility activity decision tree to determine appropriate responses for those items when filling out OASIS-D.
01/16/2019
Home health agencies are about to face a massive change involving therapy reimbursement — one that could substantially affect patient outcomes and the financial health of agencies. And many agencies won’t wait until 2020 to adapt in how they’ll provide therapy.
01/16/2019
It’s now even more urgent for agencies to ensure clinicians are fully trained in using proper wording and listing all required components within individualized plans of care. And it’s also crucial for agencies to ensure their electronic medical records (EMR) system fully captures the necessary components.
01/16/2019
CMS’ review choice demonstration still hasn’t received Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval, so there still isn’t an official start date for the demo.
01/16/2019
Coding will play a key role in the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) — making it all the more important to ensure each code and associated clinical group is appropriate, industry experts contend.
01/16/2019
Recently released guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) serves as a valuable reminder to agencies to track all employee hours worked.

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