Tag: home health

Grant to fund deprescribing study

The Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation (AHHQI) recently announced the recipient of its 2021 research grant. Jinjiao Wang, PhD, RN and her team at the University of Rochester School of Nursing are working to develop a deprescribing intervention for older home health patients with multimorbidity and polypharmacy which aligns with existing home health […]

Home health research grant seeking 2022 proposals

The Home Health Research Grant is now accepting submissions for research proposals seeking 2022 funding, which will help advance home health care and may seek to improve care delivery at home through quality and innovation, according to a release from the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation. For the 2022 funding period, funding will be awarded up to $75,000 […]

New campaign focuses on reporting fraud and abuse

Medicare Administrative Contractor CGS recently released a new three-page document on fraud and abuse in home health and hospice. The document, published Aug. 16, looks to educate employees on recognizing fraud and abuse. “If you work with patients receiving home health & hospice services it is vital to be informed about all aspects of fraud,” […]

Deadline for home health proposed rule comments Aug. 27

Agencies and stakeholders have until Friday, August 27, to provide comments on the 2022 Home Health final rule. Formal comments can be submitted online. Introduced in late June, the proposed rule: Plots a national expansion for the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) model in 2022 Sets a date for OASIS-E implementation: January 1, 2023 Increases […]

New August Podcast: Maintenance Therapy

Today we’ll be revisiting our conversations 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 […]

Acing face-to-face encounters

Getting a clear face-to-face encounter for your patient records is critical to avoid challenges in pre-claim and post-payment reviews. Yet, agencies continue to struggle to clear this important hurdle. Attorney Robert Markette joins us today to talk about face-to-face encounters in home health. Subscribe on SoundCloud, Spotify, or Apple Podcasts.

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. […]

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 […]