Regulatory Compliance
01/16/2019
Home health agencies are about to face a massive change involving therapy reimbursement — one that could substantially affect patient outcomes and the financial health of agencies. And many agencies won’t wait until 2020 to adapt in how they’ll provide therapy.
01/16/2019
It’s now even more urgent for agencies to ensure clinicians are fully trained in using proper wording and listing all required components within individualized plans of care. And it’s also crucial for agencies to ensure their electronic medical records (EMR) system fully captures the necessary components.
01/16/2019
CMS’ review choice demonstration still hasn’t received Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval, so there still isn’t an official start date for the demo.
01/16/2019
Coding will play a key role in the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) — making it all the more important to ensure each code and associated clinical group is appropriate, industry experts contend.
01/16/2019
Recently released guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) serves as a valuable reminder to agencies to track all employee hours worked.
01/09/2019
Train intake to gather more information about patients referred to home health with muscle weakness, abnormalities of gait, osteoarthritis and/or dysphagia.
01/02/2019
By having case conferences to discuss specific patients, agencies help ensure compliance with the revised Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoPs).
01/02/2019
Ever questioned whether it was good or appropriate to pay your accrediting organization (AO) for consulting services on how to comply with the same standards it set that allow you to stay in business?
01/02/2019
CMS recently released a list of measures under consideration for various Medicare programs, including the Home Health Quality Reporting Program and Hospice Quality Reporting Program.
12/18/2018
Make completing documentation in the home a requirement for all clinicians. Doing so will improve coordination of care and speed up the billing process — a key to survival under the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM).

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