Regulatory Compliance
08/30/2021
Employees with long-term effects of COVID-19 might have difficulty working in the same way they did before the infection and may be entitled to workplace accommodations so they can do their job.
08/16/2021
CGS alone returned 15,000 claims to home health agencies in June because of a duplicate RAP or it couldn’t find the RAP that matched the claim.
08/16/2021
Coding experts were surprised to see M35.81 (Multisystem inflammatory syndrome) listed as a code that will no longer have a diagnosis code clinical group designation come Oct. 1, as outlined in the home health grouper.
08/16/2021
What are the best practices for keeping passwords stored? The answer to that question and more.
08/05/2021
Recent medical review results serve as a reminder to refresh training on some fundamental Medicare requirements for home health including face-to-face documentation, no response to additional documentation requests and failure to justify need for skilled care.
08/05/2021
HIPAA compliance as workers migrate back to the office, comliance around business associates and ePHI compliance.
07/28/2021
A regional representative from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently responded to questions submitted by the Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice.
07/28/2021
Information collected by the assessing clinician at any point during the time frame CMS allows for the OASIS completion can be used to guide assessment coding as long as there is no other item-specific guidance that states otherwise.
07/28/2021
Recent data from a MAC serves as a reminder to assess processes around caring for a home health patient who was served by hospice to avoid payment interruptions.
07/22/2021
It’s up to your agency to build a rapport with physicians and remind them that CMS requires specific face-to-face documentation for home health payment.

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