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.

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

Use Your Time Wisely During CoPs Delay

Use Your Time Wisely During CoPs Delay

The six-month delay in implementing the CMS home health Conditions of Participation (CoPs) until January 13, 2018, comes at an opportune time. The final rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) represents a fundamental shift in care, … Continue Reading

Resources to Keep Up with Industry Regulatory Changes

Resources to Keep Up with Industry Regulatory Changes

There is much discussion over the executive order signed by President Trump to reduce regulations and control regulatory cost, and how that impacts home health and hospice. As we know, regulations for home health and hospice were set in motion … Continue Reading

White Paper Helps Understanding of Home Health QAPI Initiatives

Prepare for the Transition to QAPI

Mandated quality improvement programs are coming to home health as part of the Conditions of Participation (CoPs) final rule published in the Federal Register in January 2017. The rules go into effect January 13, 2018, and home health organizations have … Continue Reading

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