The U.S.’s most dominant industries look a lot different than they did less than 25 years ago. From 1990 to 2013, the top industries by employment have changed from mostly manufacturing to mostly health-care and social-assistance jobs in the majority of states, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics... Keep Reading
There are some big changes proposed for the CY 2015 Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS), released in the Federal Register on July 7, 2014. These proposed changes are in the final consideration and comments phase, in which CMS and HHS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Health... Keep Reading
What is an overpayment recovery request?
State laws and regulations protect the rights of payers, physicians and other health care providers. The laws and regulations ultimately work to preserve the financial stability of the health care industry. One type of regulation is the overpayment.
According to CMS, the overpayment recovery request... Keep Reading
Nursing jobs are poised for a change according to Philip Greiner, professor and director of the school of nursing at San Diego State University and member of the American Association of the Colleges of Nursing’s future task force. He spoke with U-T San Diego this past week and said there... Keep Reading
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will issue a proposed rule that will eliminate the requirement of a narrative as part of the documentation of face-to-face encounters. The proposed rule, if finalized, will also:
Update Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) rates effective on January 1, 2015;
Change... Keep Reading
Under a proposed rule setting the Part B physician fee schedule for calendar year 2015, Medicare would expand payment for certain medical and mental health services furnished via telemedicine technologies.
“We are proposing to add the following services to the list of services that can be furnished to Medicare beneficiaries under... Keep Reading
Mobile apps are helping the American consumer manage a bevy of lifestyle functions. From driving to shopping, there are mobile apps to help us save money, keep us entertained, and manage our health. Fitness apps help people keep in line with diet and exercise programs and medical apps can help... Keep Reading
Organizations taking advantage of deadline extension by training more staff, improving clinical documentation
BELLEVUE, WA | June 27, 2014
Even if the ICD-10 compliance date is farther away than it once was, it will arrive eventually. (For real, this time. We think.) And while you'd be forgiven for taking a foot off... Keep Reading
ONC’s most recent request for comments (RFC) on the subject of their 2015 electronic medical records (EHR) guidelines has led to some confusion within the provider community – including home health and hospice providers. NAHC’s affiliated Home Care Technology Association of America (HCTAA) recently submitted public comments that are specific... Keep Reading
Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched a national initiative “From Coverage to Care” (C2C), which is designed to help answer questions that people may have about their new health coverage, to help them make the most of their new benefits, including taking full advantage of primary... Keep Reading