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In the waning hours of 2020, CMS rolled out revised instructions for the COVID-19 Focused Infection Control Survey Tool, offering a fresh reminder of the questions agencies will be facing from surveyors as the public health emergency (PHE) heads into a second year.
Only 12% of the respondents to the HHL 2021 trends survey said they are submitting their RAPs by days three or four.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has updated its guidance on how employers can navigate federal antidiscrimination laws while requiring employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Agencies expect COVID-19 to continue to have the biggest impact on their revenue in 2021, according to respondents of HHL’s 2021 trends survey.
Distribution of the long-awaited COVID-19 vaccines have begun across the country.
Home health care workers should be among the first to get access to COVID-19 vaccines, expected to be available in the coming weeks, but a staggered supply of initial doses may mean a delay for some.
Starting on January 1, 2021, your remaining 20% request for anticipated payment (RAP) will go away, but you’ll still be required to submit a RAP and get it accepted by the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) by Day 5 or risk a penalty of 1/30th of your payment for every day it’s late.
Guidance on limiting COVID-19 exposure has evolved through the pandemic, with changes coming in just the past few weeks that are critical to clinician and patient safety.
Health officials are preparing for the initial rollout of COVID-19 vaccines before the end of the year, adding a new sense of urgency for agencies trying to prepare to potentially distribute the vaccine and make key decisions on employee vaccination policies.
by: Tammy Binford
As employers look ahead to President-elect Joe Biden’s administration, questions abound about what to expect. Some say a more employee-favorable attitude toward the labor movement certainly wouldn’t be a surprise.


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