Quality Outcomes
The projected average salary for a home health coder was on the rise in 2019 increasing 3.9% from 2018 to 2019. That’s nearly double the 1.9% that it increased the previous year.
The CDC updated its information related to masking and more on April 13. Here’s what’s important for your staff to know right now about masking.
by: CDC
Q: I am looking for guidance on how to communicate around the COVID-19 to employees.
by: CMS
CMS has been hosting regular calls with a variety of clinicians, hospitals and other facilities in an effort to keep stakeholders updated on our COVID-19 efforts. 
On March 26, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced its first round of published guidance concerning the First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).
With the coronavirus now considered a pandemic, manufacturers of select types of personal protective equipment (PPE) are reporting increased volume of orders and challenges in meeting order demands, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
CMS has announced all health care providers should ensure they’re implementing infection control procedures.
Agencies should determine their risk factors in an effort to help combat patient rehospitalization percentages.
CMS is working to incorporate new improvements to Home Health Compare and other Compare tools to help patients find health care providers in various settings around the care continuum.
Many home health agencies are looking to diversify services and payor sources in 2020, with some focusing on the growing opportunity of Medicare Advantage and others expecting an uptick in private health insurance.


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