Regulatory Compliance
Big changes are coming to the OASIS in 2021, and CMS expects a draft of the revised assessment in early 2020, according to the 2020 PPS final rule.
Agencies should analyze the way they operate and take a team approach to making key adjustments now in order to prepare for implementation of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) on Jan. 1, 2020.
CMS has delayed implementation of the Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) in Texas, North Carolina and Florida.
Days after the Oct. 15 release of October 2019 quarterly OASIS Q&As, CMS has removed one of the questions and re-released the Q&A document.
Agencies will no longer be required to provide patients with a verbal notification of all their rights — with two exceptions — based on changes finalized in a rule designed to reduce burden in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
It has become more imperative than ever to comply with HIPAA. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has reduced the annual penalty limits for many HIPAA violations — but appears to be increasing the pressure on providers to follow the rules.
Following HIPAA’s rules for disclosing information to a patient’s family members or friends can be tricky.
Agencies once again will be able to use pseudo-patients to conduct aide skill competency assessments, much to the relief of industry experts and agencies alike.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced its new regulation outlining who is eligible to collect overtime pay, and it’s a rule expected to be far more palatable to employers than the previous attempt to raise the salary threshold for workers exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
The multi-million dollar settlements paid by Cottage Health and Touchstone Medical Imaging reveal yet another front-burner cybersecurity issue for the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR): reducing vulnerabilities that stem from the way a provider sets up its computers and networks.


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