WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 28, 2020)—On March 9, 2020, both the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) issued for display on the ONC website final rules that advance the goals of interoperability of electronic health care records (EHR). On April 22, 2020 these rules went on display at the federal register (FR) and will be published in the FR on May 1, 2020.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 22, 2019)—The Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently conducted an audit of hospice organizations to check on the quality of hospice care and ensure registered nurses were conducting visits every 14 days. Below is a summary of the findings. The full report is found here.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (July 9, 2019)—More than 80% of Medicare-reimbursed hospice agencies were cited with a deficiency between 2012 and 2016, according to a new report issued by the U.S. Office of Health and Human Services (HHS); in 2016, 300--or 18% of all hospices in the country--had serious problems or complaints.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 10, 2019)—Home health agencies face a potentially serious claim denial issue related to new Plan of Care requirements, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice reported in its Jan. 9 bulletin.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 9, 2017)—Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP) released the 2018 CHAP Standards of Excellence v.1 that will equip home health providers with the tools they need to meet changing Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements, which are proposed to go into effect on January 13, 2018.