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In the home health industry, coding on the OASIS, the Plan of Care, and the Claim must match and must comply with ICD-9-CM coding guidelines. Incorrect coding and sequencing has been a concern of CMS for several years; and Home … Keep Reading
It is well known that most seniors and individuals with disabilities, if given the choice, would rather reside at home than in an institutional setting. Maintaining an involvement with their communities, their loved ones and being in a familiar space … Keep Reading
HIMSS Analytics report sees two-way video as key component of value-based care Nearly half of healthcare organizations polled for a new HIMSS Analytics report use telemedicine technology — with some of them combining as many as four different tools to enable … Keep Reading
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued four change requests that provide guidance on home health policy and claims processing issues, seeking to improve compliance and prevent program vulnerability. The first, Change Request 8699, prevents duplicate payments when … Keep Reading
Mobile devices not only offer the nurse or therapist in the field the ability to easily document his or her services, but the addition of an electronic visit verification, right on the spot, when the care is delivered, makes the … Keep Reading
Effective January 1, 2015, OASIS assessment data will be submitted to CMS via the national OASIS Assessment Submission and Processing (ASAP) system. With the implementation of the OASIS ASAP system, home health agencies will no longer submit OASIS assessment data … Keep Reading
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a rule today finalizing Oct. 1, 2015 as the new compliance date for health care providers, health plans, and health care clearinghouses to transition to ICD-10, the tenth revision of … Keep Reading
Change is never easy, and in the case of home health, changes often come in clusters and are more challenging than ever. But one thing we can count on is change; it is inevitable.  How the home health industry prepares … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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. … Keep Reading


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