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.
11/18/2020
Agencies must communicate now with their electronic medical record (EMR) vendors to see if they can submit a zero-dollar RAP in January and if the estimation amount for any payments or penalties is accurate.
11/12/2020
The October 2020 update to public data on home health agencies will be the last until January 2022.
11/05/2020
As we cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to take a few extra measures to protect your organization, your patients and your clients-as well as your data.
10/29/2020
CMS clarified in the October OASIS Q&As that the waiver related to therapy and nursing evals allows for therapists to perform their discipline-specific evaluations and complete both the initial and SOC comprehensive assessments with OASIS as long as it is a case where both nursing and therapy are ordered.
10/29/2020
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has made $20B more available for providers as part of phase 3 of the Provider Relief Fund (PRF).
10/22/2020
Answers to these questions were provided by Joe Osentoski, BAS, RN-BC, consultant, in Madison Heights, Mich.
10/14/2020
The fourth quarter 2020 Coding Clinic guidance update released Oct. 1 included guidance on the newly implemented codes for pathological fractures.
10/14/2020
Agencies should consider implementing a Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) program in order to help paint a more detailed picture of a patient’s medical history.
10/14/2020
The following shows the difference between a non-compliant query which “leads” the provider to a specific diagnosis versus a complaint query which does not “lead” the provider to any one diagnosis and allows for open-ended responses.

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