Regulatory Compliance
05/29/2017
A newly filed class action lawsuit potentially could help home health agencies that face payment suspension.
05/29/2017
Following a recent DecisionHealth webinar about how to pass CMS’ probe-and-educate review, agencies asked questions of Cheryl Adams, administrator of At-Home Health Care in Sparta, Ill. Adams’ agency was successful during Round 1 of CMS’ probe-and-educate review. And during Illinois’ pre-claim review, Adams’ agency has thus far achieved a 100% affirmation rate.
05/29/2017
A wave of ransomware attacks has hit hundreds of medical providers in Europe and Asia and may hit more in the United States. Protection is pretty straightforward, but it requires that you do the basics, not only in IT security but also in insuring your technological resources.
05/29/2017
Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act requires most providers with 15 or more employees to maintain a grievance policy to handle complaints alleging discrimination.
05/29/2017
CMS has delayed a new set of mandatory Medicare episode payment models for cardiac and orthopedic procedures until next year.
05/23/2017
by: The Joint Commission
View the following home care standard from The Joint Commission: Staff are competent to perform their responsibilities.
05/22/2017
Despite efforts to educate providers about maintenance therapy, utilization of it has dropped slightly in the home health industry.
05/22/2017
The Visiting Nurse Associations of America has worked to launch a new nationwide organization to give for-profit and nonprofit home health agencies and hospices another option.
05/22/2017
No matter how far a provider’s data may travel and through how many hands it may pass, the provider will be responsible if patient protected health information (PHI) is improperly disclosed.  
05/19/2017
A wave of ransomware attacks has hit hundreds of medical providers in Europe and Asia and may hit more in the United States. Protection is pretty straightforward, but it requires that you do the basics, not only in IT security but also in insuring your technological resources.

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