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CMS Delays OASIS-C1 Implementation

OASIS-C1 implementation, originally scheduled for October 1, 2014, has been delayed. Five of the data items contained …

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CMS Approves Final Version of HIS Manual

CMS has released the final version of the HIS Manual, Version 1.01. In response to the release of the final version, MED-PASS has begun production...

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CMS (almost) Confirms New ICD-10 Implementation Date

On April 1, a new federal law was approved that includes a provision delaying the implementation of ICD-10 diagnosis and procedure codes. This marks the second delay of ICD-10-CM implementation.  Following a practice employed by CMS for the last delay, the new implementation date appears to be confirmed via reference to it in an unrelated rule proposed by CMS.  CMS acknowledges that an interim final rule is in the works that would officially establish the new date.

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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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