Regulatory Compliance
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.
11/30/2022
Agencies participating in the Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) that have reached, or are close to reaching 90% claim approval, can choose to transition from 100% pre-claim reviews to spot checks.
11/30/2022
Joint employer status can create significant liability issues for the secondary employer in areas such as wages and safety matters.
11/16/2022
You should be asking “When will we get previews of what OASIS-E will look like?” and “Will it be ready before and on January 1?”
11/16/2022
A recent DOJ case against a health care company serves as a reminder that agencies need to check their processes and interactions with other providers to ensure that they are not creating “no-poaching agreements” with competitors.
11/11/2022
The reassignment of three lymphedema codes from the current clinical group of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation to Wounds was a big win for home health as this will help cover costly wound supplies for these patients.
11/02/2022
There are particular areas that surveyors are looking for compliance in right now, including individualized plans of care, infection control, patients rights and more.
10/31/2022
Review your infection control policies and procedures to make sure you’ve incorporated lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic into your programs.
10/20/2022
Agencies should tighten up their intake processes ahead of OASIS-E implementation to ensure compliance from the start and avoid audit mishaps later.

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