Regulatory Compliance
12/17/2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is implementing six new diagnosis codes to identify conditions resulting from COVID-19, and these codes could have an impact on your reimbursement.
12/10/2020
Sync up the information on the OASIS and claim to avoid errors that can cause cash flow issues.
12/03/2020
Findings from a recent Office of Inspector General (OIG) report alleging $21,553 in overpayments related to home health serves as a reminder to make sure your documentation around homebound status is crystal clear and compliant.
11/18/2020
Agencies must communicate now with their electronic medical record (EMR) vendors to see if they can submit a zero-dollar RAP in January and if the estimation amount for any payments or penalties is accurate.
11/12/2020
The October 2020 update to public data on home health agencies will be the last until January 2022.
11/05/2020
As we cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to take a few extra measures to protect your organization, your patients and your clients-as well as your data.
10/29/2020
CMS clarified in the October OASIS Q&As that the waiver related to therapy and nursing evals allows for therapists to perform their discipline-specific evaluations and complete both the initial and SOC comprehensive assessments with OASIS as long as it is a case where both nursing and therapy are ordered.
10/29/2020
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has made $20B more available for providers as part of phase 3 of the Provider Relief Fund (PRF).
10/22/2020
Answers to these questions were provided by Joe Osentoski, BAS, RN-BC, consultant, in Madison Heights, Mich.
10/14/2020
The fourth quarter 2020 Coding Clinic guidance update released Oct. 1 included guidance on the newly implemented codes for pathological fractures.

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