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.
07/09/2020
CMS’ 2021 proposed PPS rule aims to introduce some stability in the home health market by going a little lighter on changes this year.
07/09/2020
Including telehealth in the Medicare home health rules and regulations is positive for the industry.
07/09/2020
The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) has been in effect for seven months, and industry experts have begun to see the patterns and misconceptions when it comes to coding accurately under the new payment model.
07/09/2020
When the video of George Floyd handcuffed on the ground with a white Minneapolis police officer’s knee on his neck went viral, public outrage included claims of systemic racism in many law enforcement agencies.
07/09/2020
We’d like to welcome our Beacon Institute customers to your first issue of Home Health Line!
06/25/2020
CMS surveyors are focused on checking providers’ infection control policies and emergency response plans as a result of the public health emergency.
06/25/2020
Home health and hospice commenters urged CMS to delay election statement content modifications and addendum proposals, scheduled to take effect Oct. 1, for at least one year after the public health emergency (PHE).
06/25/2020
One of the biggest areas for improvement that experts have seen in the early days of PDGM relates to OASIS accuracy of the functional items that drive payment.
06/25/2020
A few weeks ago, CMS announced that it was temporarily relaxing requirements to allow hospice aides to use a role-play situation or computer-based mannequin devices instead of actual patients for the competency testing of hospice aides.

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