Regulatory Compliance
11/06/2019
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.
10/31/2019
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.
 
10/31/2019
CMS has delayed implementation of the Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) in Texas, North Carolina and Florida.
10/31/2019
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.
10/24/2019
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.
10/17/2019
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.
10/10/2019
Following HIPAA’s rules for disclosing information to a patient’s family members or friends can be tricky.
10/02/2019
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.
10/02/2019
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).
10/02/2019
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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