Notice of Non-Compliance Related to Annual Payment Update

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is providing notifications to home health agencies that were determined to be out of compliance with the Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HHQRP) requirements for calendar year (CY) 2022, which will affect their calendar year (CY) 2024 Annual Payment Update (APU). Non-compliance notifications will be distributed by […]

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OSHA Targets Home Health Care on COVID-19 Compliance

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has begun implementing a National Emphasis Program (NEP) to ensure that employees in high hazard industries or work tasks are protected from the danger of contracting the novel coronavirus COVID-19, in a development that could impact home health providers. The NEP augments OSHA’s efforts addressing unprogrammed COVID-19-related activities, […]

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FMC 2020 Will Help Your Agency Stay Compliant

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REGISTER NOW FOR FMC 2020 Scrutiny from program integrity contractors can lead to disaster – massive fines, payment suspension, and worse. Identifying risk and removing threats before they become a problem is essential for the success of your business. Learn how to mitigate these risks, and more, at the 2020 Financial Management Conference, July 27-30. […]

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CMS Provides Compliance Tip Sheet for Home Health Agencies and Physicians

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a MLN Fact Sheet, Provider Compliance Tips for Home Health Services (Part A Non-DRG). According to CMS, “Insufficient documentation accounted for a large proportion of improper payments for home health services. The primary reason for these errors was that the documentation to support the certification […]

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Don’t Miss this Regulatory Update for Home Care and Hospice

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If you have ever been in attendance when NAHC President William A. Dombi is delivering his signature update on regulatory policy for home care and hospice, you know it is the most trusted and comprehensive policy briefing in the industry. Now is your chance to get the latest version of that briefing without leaving your […]

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OIG Report on Hospice Aide Supervisory Visits

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Deficiencies found and remedies recommended by OIG The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) recently released another report pertaining to the quality of hospice care.  In this report, Registered Nurses Did Not Always Visit Medicare Beneficiaries’ Homes At Least Once Every 14 Days To Assess The Quality Of […]

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NAHC Webinar: Regulatory Update for Home Care and Hospice

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If you have ever been in attendance when NAHC President William A. Dombi is delivering his signature update on regulatory policy for home care and hospice, you know it is the most trusted and comprehensive policy briefing in the industry. Now is your chance to get the latest version of that briefing without leaving your […]

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CMS Webinar to Provide Compliance Overview for Hospice

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a new webinar for Medicare-certified hospice providers to provide an overview on Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) requirements. The webinar, Success with the HQRP: Putting the Pieces Together to Meet Compliance, will air on Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM ET. REGISTER […]

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CMS Notifying Agencies of Non-Compliance

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Also, you may download preview reports and star rating reports from January 2020 refresh The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is providing notifications to Home Health Agencies that were determined to be out of compliance with Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HH QRP) requirements, which will affect their CY 2020 Annual Payment Update (APU). […]

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New OSHA Rule Protects Worker Privacy and Eliminates Electronic Submission of Some Data

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued a rule that eliminates the requirement for establishments with 250 or more employees to electronically submit information from OSHA Form 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) and OSHA Form 301 (Injury and Illness Incident Report) to OSHA each year. These establishments are still required to […]

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