Regulatory Compliance
01/22/2020
Coding for diabetes and associated conditions can be tricky — and with PDGM in effect, the emphasis on choosing the correct primary diagnosis is even more important.
 
01/22/2020
The CERT program report showed that home health claims had a 12.1% improper payment rate in 2019, which is 5.5% lower than the previous year.
 
01/22/2020
The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) decision to allow employers more leeway in restricting the use of their email and other communications systems for union organizing is just the latest decision reversing standards set by the Obama-era Board.
01/16/2020
Agencies should make a partnership with physicians to educate them about the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) and what documentation is needed. 
01/16/2020
Regardless of whether the home health value-based purchasing model is rolled out nationwide, all agencies should make efforts to improve on key measures included in the program.
01/16/2020
CMS has provided a newly revised State Operations Manual (SOM), one of the first significant overhauls in more than a year. Expect updated standards from accrediting organizations (AOs) to follow.
01/16/2020
The Part-Time Worker Bill of Rights Act is new legislation proposed in Congress to provide additional protections for part-time workers.
01/16/2020
CMS has released an updated operational guide and frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the home health Review Choice Demonstration.
01/09/2020
As agencies officially transition to the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), a wide range of questions and issues are emerging. But some industry experts say the real test will come when the first round of PDGM claims are submitted in late January.
01/09/2020
The recent ransomware attack on an electronic medical record (EMR) vendor serving home health and hospice provides an important reminder for agencies to take steps to protect themselves in the event of such an attack.

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