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.
01/21/2021
Experts answer questions on some of the hot topics in home health as we head into 2021, including infecton control surveys, employee vaccine requirements and what's ahead under the Biden administration.
01/21/2021
Agencies are moving their employee return-to-work assessments onto digital platforms, and it’s proving to be beneficial to keep patients and staff safe as well as meeting compliance requirements.
01/21/2021
In recognizing that remote work is here to stay for many employees, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued guidance on how employers can use virtual means to distribute and maintain the various posters required by federal employment laws.
01/13/2021
The announcement of a new final rule addressing when workers can legally be classified as independent contractors emphasizes the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) intent to bring clarity to the issue, but with a change in administration January 20, the future of the rule is up in the air.
01/13/2021
Nearly half, 48%, of the respondents to a December 2020 trends survey report “changing the behavior of intake staff to capture the info they need to collect” as one of the biggest barriers to PDGM success in 2020.
01/07/2021
Querying the physician for further information has always been a challenge. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become even harder for agencies to get needed documentation.
01/07/2021
Don’t lean on diagnoses from previous encounters when coding a diagnosis from a patient’s chart. That could result in possible overpayments and compliance issues.
12/26/2020
One quarter of the respondents to HHL’s 2021 trends survey said they have been surveyed by a state survey agency or accrediting body since the pandemic started.
12/26/2020
Make an important resolution for your agency that is sure to clean up your documentation and avoid post-payment disputes in 2021: Follow the Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) requirements, even if you’re not in a participating state.

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