Home Health Line
12/04/2019
Avoid significantly changing therapy utilization as soon as the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) takes effect or risk CMS scrutiny.
12/04/2019
Muscle weakness is one of the most commonly seen and assigned primary diagnosis codes in home health.
12/04/2019
A sweeping new Medicare enrollment final rule with comment period will eventually require all providers and suppliers to report even modest relationships with other entities whose debts, exclusions, revocations and suspensions may affect you.
12/04/2019
A new proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) intends to clarify that employers who pay nonexempt workers bonuses or other incentive-based pay in addition to a fixed salary can use the fluctuating workweek (FWW) method of paying overtime as a way to keep costs down as long as other requirements for using the method are met.
12/04/2019
Many times, when employers receive an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citation — if not most times — they claim it wasn’t their fault, but rather the employee did something stupid. OSHA recognizes such a defense, called the “employee misconduct” defense. It is an affirmative defense, meaning the employer has the burden of proof in establishing the misconduct.
12/04/2019
Muscle weakness (generalized) was the most commonly used primary diagnosis that would be considered invalid under the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), according to 2018 data from Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Strategic Healthcare Programs.
11/27/2019
Agencies should consider implementing a solid wound care program or improving upon any existing program in light of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM).
 
11/27/2019
Reeducate clinicians on the definition of “clinically significant” to help improve accuracy and potentially save time when responding to M2001 (Drug regimen review) and M2003 (Medication follow-up).
11/27/2019
Home health and private duty home care agencies should employ an Instagram business account to improve marketing opportunities. Doing this can increase online exposure and lead to more referrals.
11/27/2019
If you haven’t suffered a breach of patient protected health information, don’t think you’re safe from a HIPAA investigation.

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