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.
06/10/2021
Wound care is one of the top groups for payment under PDGM, but documentation is key to prevent compliance and audit issues that could put your payment at risk.
06/10/2021
As the public health emergency winds down, resist the urge to return to the way you did things before the COVID-19 pandemic.
06/03/2021
The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General has offered its first guidance on incentives provided to patients in exchange for getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
06/03/2021
President Joe Biden’s nomination of Gwynne A. Wilcox for the vacant seat on the National Labor Relations Board will likely add a second Democrat to the board.
05/27/2021
The Association of Home Care Coding & Compliance recently answered a second round of questions from agencies about face-to-face encounters.
05/27/2021
Agencies that do not have a coding accuracy standard may consider putting one in place to account for PDGM’s more stringent coding specificity requirements.
05/27/2021
If not resolved, OASIS disagreements can lead to clinician dissatisfaction and ultimately cost you qualified staff. There are ways to overcome these disputes and keep the clinicians happy throughout the process.
05/27/2021
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut announced in April a $28,246 civil settlement with a home health agency for allegedly employing a manager who was on a Medicare excluded list.

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