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.
05/23/2024
CMS has refined its signature requirements for prior authorization and medical review processes, but these changes won’t address some of the common mistakes agencies make when it comes to physicians appropriately signing and dating the plan of care (POC) and certification. 
05/23/2024
Some agencies in the Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) will have to change their processes after CMS announced the extension of the demonstration in the same six states for an additional five years.
05/23/2024
Stress to clinicians the importance of delivering patient rights information “in advance” of furnishing any care.
05/23/2024
by: Elizabeth Hogue
What should providers do to identify imposter among their nurses?  Agencies should do frequent competency checks, regular licensure checks, verify education and more.
05/16/2024
Despite most symptom codes not being PDGM-approved primary diagnoses, they are still making their way into the primary code position on claims, according to data from Strategic Healthcare Programs’ (SHP) National Client Database which collects the top 10 questionable encounter codes assigned.
05/16/2024
New versions of the cost report forms for home health agencies account for one new field and the removal of an outdated field.
05/16/2024
Can you share some key strategies for implementing an effective vendor risk management program that aligns with the HIPAA Security Rule?
05/09/2024
New updates to the Medicare Claims Processing Manual address a handful of issues that have caused confusion for agencies, claims processing systems and claim reviewers.

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