Tag: compliance

Hospice compliance, staff turnover are billing issues

The top problem hospice billing departments face today is compliance in the midst of CMS’ changing reimbursement landscape, says Casey Fenton, a director at Precipio Health Strategies and co-author of The Hospice Guide to Billing and Reimbursement: Durable Guidance and Strategy for a Shifting Payment Landscape, recently published by HCPro. Hospice billing saw quite a few changes […]

Digital Standards and Operating Rules adopted by HHS under HIPAA

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) required HHS to establish digital standards for business-related tasks like submitting claims and getting paid. The goal is to reduce paperwork and streamline business processes across the health care system. Standards allow information to be shared digitally in consistent ways. With common standards for content […]

Outpatient Therapy Functional Reporting: Ensure You are in Compliance

CMS has implemented a new claims-based data collection system for outpatient therapy services by requiring reporting of functional limitations with 42 new nonpayable G-codes and 7 new modifiers on specified claims for physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT) and speech-language pathology (SLP) services. The claims-based data collection system is effective for outpatient therapy services with […]