Home Health Line
04/02/2071
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which was declared a national emergency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is implementing a new diagnosis code U07.1 (COVID-19) into the ICD-10-CM code set.
04/02/2071
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which was declared a national emergency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is implementing a new diagnosis code U07.1 (COVID-19) into the ICD-10-CM code set.
01/26/2023
CMS provided further guidance on answering N0415 (High-risk drug classes: use and indication), an item that has been raising a lot of questions for clinicians in the early days of OASIS-E.
01/26/2023
The PDGM clinical group with the highest 60-day acute care hospitalization rate is “MMTA-Infectious,” for Medicare FFS patients in the 12 months ending Sept. 30, 2022.
01/26/2023
Agencies are facing claim rejections due to CMS reactivating error code 31755 — with specific requirements for the date on the 0023 revenue code line.
01/26/2023
Examine the way you’re currently using noncompete agreements after the FTC has proposed a national ban on noncompetes. You may find your agreements already exceed what is allowed by the law.
01/26/2023
Review the record of each patient to look for trends in 60-day acute care hospitalizations as national HHVBP gets underway. For example, reexamining hospitalizations might show that patients under the care of a certain clinician are more likely to be admitted.
01/26/2023
Labor Secretary Marty Walsh recently confirmed that three OSHA health care rulemakings are priorities for the Labor Department: a permanent health care COVID-19 standard, a proposed infectious disease standard and a rulemaking to address workplace violence in health care and social services.
01/18/2023
CMS is encouraging agencies to conduct a strategic review of quality, performance and development and implement an action plan to address identified opportunities for improvement.
01/18/2023
A recent $22.9 million settlement in a kickback case involving a home health company and its medical directors provides an important reminder to agencies trying to play by the rules.

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