Category Archives: Regulatory News

In the current healthcare environment, home health and hospice organizations face enormous challenges. In this home health regulations section, you can learn how to help keep your organization current with the demands of the U.S. regulatory environment. View the posts below to discover industry trends and opportunities for your agency, such as ICD-10 training, value-based care and more.

Audits Coming to Home Health and Hospice in Most States

Home Health Audits

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved home health for review with Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) Performant Recovery Inc. The audits are scheduled to begin soon in 42 non-demonstration states. Is your organization ready? Performant is expected … Continue Reading

How to Strengthen Your Regulatory Planning Strategy

Home Health Regulatory Planning Strategy Tips

Gardeners are fond of saying that what grows is what you water. In a sense, the same applies to healthcare: focus on an area, and it will improve. And when it comes to regulations, this idea can influence how change … Continue Reading

Losing Sleep Over 2018 CoPs?

Home Health CoPs Tips

Many home health executives are losing sleep over the Conditions of Participation (CoPs) that took effect in mid-January. There’s good reason for this—they’re designed to create a fundamental shift in how care services are planned, executed, documented and evaluated. To … Continue Reading

Riding the Care Coordination Wave

Home Health Care Coordination

It was a Frenchman who said, “The more things change, the more they remain the same.” It could just as easily have been the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) about its goal to encourage healthcare providers to provide … Continue Reading

CMS Issues Home Health PPS Update, Case Mix Adjustment

CMS Issues Home Health PPS Update, Case Mix Adjustment

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS) released the CY2018 Medicare Home Health Prospective Payment System (HHPPS) Rate Update on July 24, 2017. The proposed rule includes refinements to the CY2019 case mix adjustment, as well as information on … Continue Reading