Regulatory Compliance
03/27/2019
It’s not enough to discuss proper handwashing techniques within a detailed infection control policy. It’s crucial to fully train clinicians and aides on the policy and on proper techniques.
03/27/2019
Hold a tabletop exercise to gain a greater awareness of HIPAA security and to know how your agency should respond to a ransomware attack.
03/20/2019
by: CMS
This chart lists the subgroups that lead to low comorbidity adjustments under PDGM.
03/20/2019
If your agency maintains a website that is available to the public, make sure that it’s fully accessible to people with disabilities. If not, there’s a chance that you’ll be sued for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
03/20/2019
Following a recent DecisionHealth webinar about emergency preparedness, agencies asked questions of industry expert J’non Griffin, president of Home Health Solutions in Carbon Hill, Ala. Here are some of Griffin’s answers.
03/14/2019
The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) will completely change the way agencies get paid and impact almost all areas of the business, making it crucial for agencies to take steps to ensure they’re ready for the change.
03/14/2019
Before long, codes may exist to capture a patient’s diagnosis of pathological fracture of “other specified site” due to age-related osteoporosis or pathological fracture of “other specified site” due to drug-induced osteoporosis.
03/14/2019
In an effort to streamline its process and increase communication with providers, CMS has rewritten its guidance for surveyors on when and how to determine if an immediate jeopardy (IJ) to patients exists.
03/14/2019
Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) Palmetto GBA shared potentially good news with certain providers struggling to achieve success in targeted probe-and-educate reviews.
03/07/2019
by: CMS
The chart below lists the subgroups that lead to high comorbidity adjustments under PDGM. Claims with secondary diagnoses within interacting categories will qualify for a high comorbidity adjustment.

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