Regulatory Compliance
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.
Sync up the information on the OASIS and claim to avoid errors that can cause cash flow issues.
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.
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.
The October 2020 update to public data on home health agencies will be the last until January 2022.
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.
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.
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).
Answers to these questions were provided by Joe Osentoski, BAS, RN-BC, consultant, in Madison Heights, Mich.
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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