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.
06/04/2020
Many agencies are wondering why they aren’t getting the comorbidity adjustments, especially the high ones in PDGM as this can increase payments by as much as 20%.
06/04/2020
Presenting yourself in a professional manner — both in-person and online — is something to keep in mind when looking to protect your job, advance your career and protect your agency from liability.
05/28/2020
CMS has big plans for updating OASIS-D to OASIS-E including the addition of dozens of new items — or standardized patient assessment data elements (SPADEs) — at various timepoints.
05/28/2020
In light of the unusual state of current affairs employers are facing due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced it will exercise discretion to defer the “in-person” requirements associated with Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9).
05/21/2020
With money being offered through the CARES Act provisions to counter lost revenue or increased expenses from COVID-19, agencies must understand any responsibility they have to potentially pay the money back.
05/21/2020
The expanded role of OTs to conduct initial assessments means agencies need strategies in place to ensure that OASIS assessments remain consistent and accurate.
05/21/2020
Nearly 500 codes — including the two new U codes for COVID-19 and vaping-related disorders — are proposed to be added to the ICD-10 code set under the FY2021 Hospital Inpatient PPS (IPPS) proposed rule, released May 11.
05/13/2020
If you are authorizing the decontamination and reuse of N95 or other protective face masks for health care personnel in the face of supply shortages, ensure you are updating your respiratory protections policies, training your personnel and documenting the evidence-based criteria you are using to reuse the masks.
05/12/2020
If you are authorizing the decontamination and reuse of N95 or other protective face masks for health care personnel in the face of supply shortages, ensure you are updating your respiratory protections policies, training your personnel, and documenting the evidence-based criteria you are using to reuse the masks.

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