Regulatory Compliance
11/20/2017
Many agencies are expressing deep concern about the lack of detail — and confusing details — within portions of CMS’ long-awaited draft version of the interpretive guidelines for the revised Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoPs).
11/20/2017
Home health agencies and other providers with a low volume of pending appeals at the administrative law judge (ALJ) level now have a new option available to them to get out of the massive appeals backlog.
11/20/2017
Home health agencies are receiving another opportunity to earn case-mix points for pulmonary diagnoses. That’s according to the new case-mix table published in the 2018 final PPS rule, which takes effect Jan. 1.
11/20/2017
After CMS review, The Joint Commission has finally prepublished revisions to the Emergency Management standards for home health agencies and other health care organizations to align with requirements in the new emergency preparedness Conditions of Participation (CoPs).
11/20/2017
Fewer than two months before the revised Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoPs) take effect, CMS has released more details about how agencies should work to convert subunits to branches or independent home health agencies.
11/13/2017
The revised Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoPs) provide a new, tighter deadline for supplying patients with copies of their medical records. Agencies only will have, at most, four business days.
11/13/2017
As a direct result of the sunset of the rural add-on provision in home health, nearly 1,800 rural agencies will face average payment reductions of 2.5% in 2018, according to the 2018 final PPS rule.
11/13/2017
One result of the payment changes outlined in the final 2018 PPS rule is a low-utilization payment adjustment (LUPA) rate of $143.40 per visit for skilled nursing in 2018 compared with $141.84 in 2017.
11/13/2017
Now that CMS has finalized its plan to remove one of the current measures from value-based purchasing, it’s even more important for agencies to stand out on the remaining measures.
11/13/2017
by: Josh Poltilove
HHL has compiled this quick-reference tool to help you evaluate the major provisions of the 2018 final PPS rule.

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