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 relief to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into ...
In Billing
Mar 31st, 2020
An unprecedented “relaxation” in regulatory guidelines will give U.S. hospitals and non-traditional care sites a fighting chance to meet the high demand of COVID-19 hospitalizations expected in the coming weeks. The Trump administration issued, March 30, regulatory waivers and guidelines in the form of an interim final rule, to be implemented immediately. Loosening Criteria for ...
In CMS
Mar 17th, 2020
The government is relaxing guidelines to ensure seniors get the healthcare they need during this national emergency. A sweeping expansion of telehealth coverage for Medicare beneficiaries is being implemented to aid in the healthcare needs of those with the coronavirus, or COVID-19. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced in a March 17, 2020, ...
In Billing
Mar 16th, 2020
On Jan. 30, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease outbreak a public health emergency of international concern. The outbreak has since been elevated to a pandemic and President Trump has declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency in the United States. Communities across the country are shutting down to ...
In CMS
Mar 12th, 2020
Review emergency preparedness policies with your visiting staff. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has stepped in with provider-specific guidance to help home health and hospice agencies prepare and operate in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Monitor for Signs and Symptoms HHAs should be monitoring the health status of everyone (patients/residents/visitors/staff/etc.) in ...