Regulatory Compliance
09/12/2019
Following a recent DecisionHealth webinar about the impact of PDGM on coding and case-mix calculations, agencies asked questions of Sherri Parson, director of staff development for coding outsourcer Quality in Real Time (QIRT) of Floral Park, N.Y. Below are some of her answers.
09/12/2019
New decision in worker misclassification case continues NLRB trend
08/22/2019
Agencies should take steps now to assess and speed up their Requests for Anticipated Payment (RAP) processes and prepare to modify them in light of CMS’ proposal to eliminate RAPs and introduce a notice of admission requirement.
08/22/2019
Agencies usually know that they can share limited information with a patient’s friends and family during an emergency. But they often trip up when it comes to sharing information in nonemergency situations, either sharing too much information or withholding it unnecessarily.
08/15/2019
Several key changes were made to coding guidance as part of the FY2020 ICD-10-CM Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, released Aug. 5.
08/15/2019
Following a recent DecisionHealth webinar about the final ICD-10 codes, agencies asked questions of industry expert J’non Griffin, president of Home Health Solutions, LLC in Carbon Hill, Ala. Here are some of her answers.
08/15/2019
It’s very tempting to respond when a patient bad mouths your agency online or to the press, but it’s not worth the risk.
08/07/2019
As the Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) expands, agencies in Ohio and beyond should take note of best practices that have led to success in Illinois.
 
08/07/2019
Agencies have less than five months to ensure they submit all claims using new Medicare beneficiary identifiers (MBIs). Providers will be required to use those MBIs on claims beginning Jan. 1, 2020.
 
08/07/2019
Following a recent DecisionHealth webinar about achieving success in targeted probe-and-educate (TPE) reviews, agencies asked questions of Annette Lee, owner of Provider Insights Inc. in Des Moines, Iowa, and Wendy Bruce, administrator for Haven Home Health Inc. in Monroe, La. Below are some of their answers.

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