Category \ Compliance & Regulations Updates


The 2020 Home Health Final Rule was officially published November 8, 2019, and although the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) has been the major focus of published reports to date, this final policy document covers many other aspects of home health … Keep Reading
If you are an RN or therapist in the home health setting, you are familiar with the OASIS. You may not know why or how the OASIS is used. The Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) is integral to home … Keep Reading
One thing everyone in the home health industry can relate to is an environment of constant change. The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) is only the latest example. There have been changes to ICD-10 codes and guidelines, CoPs, adjustments to the … Keep Reading
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) publishes a proposed rule for home health each summer for the following payment year. While this proposal outlines the payment structure for the calendar year following its release, it often outlines other … Keep Reading
Hospice providers must now understand the new rules that surround the disposal of opioids. The Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act, was recently approved by Congress and signed into law. This law authorizes hospice … Keep Reading
To succeed in the changing regulatory landscape, home health organizations must begin to adapt to the new Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), which takes effect January 1, 2020. Axxess is committed to helping our clients learn about this new reimbursement model … Keep Reading
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) releases an annual list of the top ten items that hospice agencies were cited for in the previous year. The list is meant to be a guide for hospice providers to know the … Keep Reading
Each year the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) releases a list of the top ten errors that hospice agencies were cited for in the previous year. The list is meant to be a guide for hospice providers to … Keep Reading
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has confirmed the new start date for implementation of Review Choice Demonstration. Here are ten important things to know about this change affecting home health providers. Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) will begin … Keep Reading
The home health Industry’s coming payment reform, the Patient-Driven Groupings Model or PDGM, has exposed a common deficit: correct use of the ICD-10-CM code set’s Official Guidelines and Conventions. When the 2019 Home Health Prospective Payment System (HHPPS) Final Rule … Keep Reading
Traditional healthcare in an acute-care setting is governed by a complex set of regulations. The post-acute care sector of healthcare faces an even more intricate web of rules and regulations set by leaders at the state and national levels. It … Keep Reading
The new Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) takes effect first in Illinois and will later expand to Ohio, North Carolina, Texas, and Florida. CMS reserves the option to expand in the future to other states in the Home Health and Hospice … Keep Reading

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