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The Biden administration announcement of a delay in a rule affecting pay for foreign workers means employers won’t have to quickly adjust to significantly higher prevailing wages for certain foreign employees.
The notice of admission, expected to replace RAPs beginning January 1, 2022, will be submitted just once establishing the agency as the primary provider.
Start preparing for a return to operations that will no longer include relaxed requirements brought on by the 1135 and related waivers that CMS put in place during the pandemic.
Now more than ever home health agencies need to pivot, reposition and consider options outside of Medicare as these payments remain on the chopping block.
As much as you and your patients want clinicians vaccinated, mandating vaccines at this point of the FDA approval process makes for a risky endeavor.
What happens if your patient demands a vaccinated caregiver but the caregiver on the case refuses the vaccine? An expert answers this question and more.
CMS clarified how GG0170I (Walk 10 feet) would be answered if a physical therapist (PT) provided a new walker, instructed on its use and offered cues for technique. It was one of seven questions that were part of the April 2021 quaterly OASIS Q&As.
Agencies that have been hesitant to make changes to their processes at the start of care will want to take notice of the latest updates to rules around the no-pay RAP requirements, as CMS looks to address some lingering questions from vendors and agencies.
CMS is proposing significant changes to hospice requirements, impacting payment rates, conditions of participation (CoPs) and public reporting.
As we enter a new phase in the pandemic with growing vaccine access, and as some areas recover from winter disasters, it’s an important time to review emergency preparedness plans, procedures and staff training.


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