Author "Rebecca Johnson"

By Rebecca Johnson
In Billing
Jun 5th, 2020
There’s no excuse for not keeping careful records of your healthcare-related expenses attributable to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) now. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has clarified what those are. Hazy Requirements Leave Pr...
By Rebecca Johnson
May 7th, 2020
Complex coronavirus funding gets even more confusing by the day. If you’re just getting a handle on the three main sources of funding for COVID-19’s impact, get ready for a whole new layer of complications. CARES Act Provider Relief Fund The U.S. Depa...
By Rebecca Johnson
In CMS
Apr 13th, 2020
Aid comes in the form of volunteers, assessment deadlines, and more. Hospices’ new ability to use face-to-face physician encounters performed via telehealth for recertifications is a major step. But Medicare is offering relief in other areas as well. ...
By Rebecca Johnson
Apr 8th, 2020
HHAs, hospices need direct telehealth reimbursement, industry reps maintain. Medicare is giving home health agencies and hospices freer rein with telehealth visits, but providers must make sure the plan of care reflects that new usage. Telehealth for ...
By Rebecca Johnson
In CMS
Apr 3rd, 2020
CARES Act, Medicare interim final rule change who can order home health, homebound definition, and much more. Congress and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have gone into overdrive to provide home care providers with regulatory r...