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10/14/2021
A recent home health audit by the Office of Inspector General serves as a reminder to keep up your focus on infection control policies and procedures.
10/07/2021
Agencies can’t afford to wait to prepare for operational changes under a nationwide Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) model.
09/30/2021
As agencies across the nation struggle to retain workers, especially during the grueling pandemic, a new study suggests that reducing scheduling volatility for full-time nurses could mitigate nursing turnover in home health care.
09/23/2021
Agency leaders have been left holding their breath ahead of CMS plans to announce a vaccine mandate later this fall that will include all Medicare and Medicaid providers.
09/16/2021
President Joe Biden’s announcement of a new action plan aimed at curbing the COVID-19 pandemic will create new requirements for certain employers, and the rules have employers asking what they need to do, when they need to comply and the consequences for noncompliance.
09/02/2021
Agencies should monitor the COVID-19 vaccine status of all employees and prepare for potential government mandates and the impact that could have on staffing.
09/02/2021
As Medicare Advantage (MA) patients increase and Medicare dollars shrink, agencies are turning to MA plans as a way to diversify in 2022. The key to success with MA plans is managing contracts, but this continues to be something that many agencies struggle with.
08/30/2021
Start training and developing tools related to social determinants of health, especially ahead of the planned implementation of the OASIS-E in 2023 and national Home Health Value-Based Purchasing in 2022.
08/23/2021
Drop the phrase “considerable and taxing effort” from your vocabulary — it can be a bright red flag for an auditor looking to dive deeper and question homebound determinations.
08/23/2021
The code to capture COVID-19 — U07.1 (COVID-19) — was the second most commonly assigned primary diagnosis code for January through June 2021.

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