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.

NQF Recommends Fewer Home Health Quality Measures

NQF Recommends Fewer Home Health Quality Measures

The National Quality Forum (NQF) has recommended removing 14 Home Health Quality Reporting Program measures, citing uniformly high performance for all but one measure. That measure, increase in number of pressure ulcers, has lost NQF’s endorsement.[1] NQF entered into a … Continue Reading

Guide to Home Health and Hospice Resources

Guide to Home Health and Hospice Resources

Keeping up with the notifications, regulatory changes, pilots, news initiatives and other news can be tedious, time-consuming—and essential to your home care organization. We certainly keep our clients engaged on important issues that likely will affect their operations, but one … Continue Reading

News Roundup on Bundled Payments

News Roundup on Bundled Payments

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) continues to press forward on the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative that provides one payment for a particular treatment regardless of the care setting. The purpose is to study whether … Continue Reading

Critical Steps in Hospice Medication Reporting

Critical Steps in Hospice Medication Reporting

As it examines new reimbursement models, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is looking closely at medication reporting by hospices. Although hospices are not currently being reimbursed separately for medications given, CMS is keen to gather data on … Continue Reading

CMS Guidelines from 2017 Hospice Wage Index Final Rule

CMS Guidelines from 2017 Hospice Wage Index Final Rule

Reading into a government-issued rule set might seem an odd activity, but the truth is, we can gain valuable knowledge about the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) plans for our industry by looking at the 2017 Hospice Wage … Continue Reading