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CMS Releases Revised OASIS-C1 Draft

Several significant revisions to the new draft include the removal of confusing language from …

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Hospice Item Set Coming July 2014

Beginning July 1, 2014, CMS will require all Medicare-certified Hospices to begin using the Hospice Item Set (HIS) for all patients, a requirement of The Affordable Care Act establishing a Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP)...

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More on the ICD-10 Implementation Delay

On April 1, a new federal law was approved that includes a provision delaying the implementation of ICD-10 diagnosis and procedure codes until at least October 1, 2015. This marks the second delay, the first extended the deadline from October 1, 2013 to October 1, 2014.  Because the delay was the result of congressional action, CMS has yet to confirm the new 2015 date as it examines the regulatory ramifications of the delayed implementation.

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Now Shipping - New Advance Beneficiary Notices Required December 9, 2013

On September 9, 2013, CMS announced changes to the Home Health Beneficiary Notices (HHABN) in an effort to streamline, reduce and simplify notices to Medicare beneficiaries. Two new forms replace the current…

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New CMS1500 Claim Form Now mandatory

The transition period from the old 08/05 version of the CMS1500 claim form to the new 02/12 version ended at midnight March 31, 2014.  Use of the new version is now mandatory.

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The Costs of a Home Care/Home Health Agency Start-Up

When it comes to starting a home care/home health agency, of all the preparations needed, “only 10%..."

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