Tag: home health

Agency owner accused of Provider Relief Fund fraud

A Burbank, Calif., home health agency owner is accused of misappropriating nearly $230,000 in federal assistance granted to businesses during the pandemic, according to a U.S. Department of Justice release Wednesday, May 26. Petros Hannesyan, 36, owner of Hollywood Home Health Services in Los Angeles, was charged with theft of government property and wire fraud. […]

New Podcast: Maintenance Therapy

Today we’ll be speaking with Dee Kornetti and Cindy Krafft, owners and founders of Kornetti & Krafft Health Care Solutions. Both are recognized speakers in the areas of home health and physical therapy, bringing decades of expertise to offer compliance and revenue solutions. Today, we are talking about Cindy and Dee’s newly updated book, The […]

Podcast: Home Health Infection Control Compliance

Join expert Patty Klinefelter of LW Consulting to learn more about what home health agencies need to be on top of to successfully pass their infection surveys. Post-Acute Advisor · Home Health Infection Control Compliance

CGS releases checklist for redetermination submission

CGS administrators have released a checklist for redetermination submission for home health and hospice. This checklist is intended to ensure agencies provide all of the needed information in order to avoid being dismissed due to an incomplete form. To view the home health and hospice redetermination submission checklist, visit https://bit.ly/3sPZxTx. Visit the appeals/redetermination web page […]

Reach out to state health departments to determine next steps in COVID-19 vaccination planning

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has offered guidance for states on how to prioritize vaccination, but it is up to local health officials to make final determinations on priorities and timelines for vaccine rollout. Louisiana started Monday vaccinating individuals 70 and older, as well as home health services patients and staff, according […]

New CMS model eyes expanded home health benefits

CMS is ready to test a payment and care model that would likely include new opportunities for home health and hospice providers, according to industry leaders. The Geographic Direct Contracting Model is expected to launch a three-year test in January 2022. Developed through the CMS Innovation Center, the model is targeting 15 potential markets for […]

Accreditation Commission rolls out telehealth certification

The Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) and Health Recovery Solutions (HRS) has introduced a Distinction in Telehealth program for health care organizations, including home health providers. Telehealth has grown in popularity during the public health emergency (PHE) and will likely find continued interest after the pandemic is over. “Our home care partners have developed […]

CMS issues new home health cost report forms

CMS released the new home health cost report forms in a transmittal released on October 2. The new cost report forms are effective for cost reporting periods beginning on or after January 1, 2020, and ending on or after December 31, 2020.   The federal Medicare agency did make some changes to the forms that will require […]

Federal government to send 18 million COVID-19 tests to nursing homes

The federal government announced plans on September 28 to send an 18 million rapid COVID-19 tests to nursing homes from Abbott Laboratories. The deployment of these tests comes after CMS updated the requirements for staff testing in late-August, requiring routine testing of staff based on community spread. In addition to the 18 million allotted for […]

FAQs about the Home Health PPS Grouper software released by CMS

CMS recently posted a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Home Health PPS Grouper Software. The Home Health Grouper, released Aug. 7, contains acceptable primary diagnoses and the high comorbidity and low comorbidity adjustments for the new FY2021 codes — set to take effect Oct. 1. The FAQs include several questions about the grouper’s […]