Regulatory Compliance
06/25/2020
A few weeks ago, CMS announced that it was temporarily relaxing requirements to allow hospice aides to use a role-play situation or computer-based mannequin devices instead of actual patients for the competency testing of hospice aides.
06/25/2020
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision blocking the Trump administration’s efforts to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) provides certainty for both employees benefiting from the program and for their employers.
06/17/2020
In order to capture correct comorbidity adjustments, it is also necessary to receive all of the clinical history from the referral source and confirm with the physicians. 
 
 
06/17/2020
The following answers were provided by Karen Tibbs, quality and education manager with Wayne, Pa.-based McBee Associates.
06/17/2020
The advent of COVID-19 has fueled the rise of telemedicine, accelerating growth beyond what was even imaginable only three months ago.
06/11/2020
Twenty frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the newly implemented ICD-10 code for COVID-19, U07.1, were included as part of the 2020 Q2 Coding Clinic guidance update released Friday, May 29.
06/11/2020
Agencies should consider implementing a Utilization Review (UR) model or a clinical manager as a way to help improve outcomes and margins under the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM).
06/11/2020
Last week we introduced some data that show an increase in high comorbidity adjustments.
06/11/2020
The revamped Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is expected to benefit many employers, but it also adds complexity and requires considerable analysis to avoid pitfalls, according to attorneys who focus on employment matters.
06/04/2020
Many agencies are wondering why they aren’t getting the comorbidity adjustments, especially the high ones in PDGM as this can increase payments by as much as 20%.

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