Regulatory Compliance
04/24/2017
A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) contends CMS should require Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) to educate referring providers about home health documentation.
04/24/2017
Request government communications cards that will prioritize your calls over others and ensure you and your clinicians can communicate in the event of an emergency such as a mass power outage.
04/24/2017
Attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have been on hold as lawmakers took a two-week recess.
04/19/2017
by: Home Health Compare
The following is a list of agencies that have achieved 5-star ratings each quarter from July 2015 through April 2017.
04/19/2017
by: Home Health Compare
Agencies that improved from 2 or 2.5 stars in July 2015 to 5 stars in April 2017
04/17/2017
Contact your local and/or state emergency agencies and health care coalitions now in order to determine whether community-based emergency preparedness exercises will take place near where your agency is located.
04/17/2017
HHL recently asked a series of questions to Edo Banach, who on Feb. 22 became president and chief executive officer of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO). Banach succeeds J. Donald Schumacher, who had headed the organization since 2002.
04/10/2017
Just one day before the pre-claim review demo was set to expand to include Florida in addition to Illinois, CMS stopped it in its tracks.
04/10/2017
Although home health leaders breathed a sigh of relief about CMS’ March 31 proposal to delay the revised Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoPs), industry experts contend agencies shouldn’t slam the brakes on preparedness efforts.
04/10/2017
It’s important to accurately assess pain for patients who are non-verbal or present other difficulties in communicating, because failure to do so can negatively impact Home Health Compare scores and 5-star ratings.

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