Regulatory Compliance
CMS recently sketched out more details about the payment penalty for RAPs not accepted within five days.
The Q3 2020 Coding Clinic guidance update — released Sept 8 — included new frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding COVID-19.
Muscle weakness continues to be the No. 1 questionable encounter (QE) that clinicians are including in the OASIS for the first three weeks of August.
CMS released the home health grouper Aug. 7 containing acceptable primary diagnoses and the high comorbidity and low comorbidity adjustments for the new FY2021 codes — set to take effect Oct. 1.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is taking steps to clarify how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) affects opioid use among employees.
The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) stressed the importance of collecting, coding, analyzing and reporting both industry and occupation data in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) case reports to form better strategies for reducing the impact of the pandemic on workers.
The number of people entitled to paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) will be expanded if a ruling from a New York federal judge holds.
The information blocking portion of the rule issued by the Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology (ONC) on March 6 will directly impact your agency’s requirements when patients ask to have their data forwarded or connected via an app
Home health data analysis expert and vice president of product strategy for Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) Chris Attaya answered questions about the early days of PDGM.
Due to the continuing COVIDÐ19 public health emergency, the 1135 waiver relaxing home health aide supervisory requirements has been extended through Oct. 23.


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