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CMS releases updated OASIS-E draft

An updated draft of OASIS-E that will be effective Jan. 1, 2023, was released on Feb. 1, 2022. Notable changes from the draft released in 2020 include the removal of M2016 (Patient/caregiver drug education intervention) from Section N (Medications), as well as the reordering of some items. In addition to the changes above, “Patient declines […]

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,” […]

CMS seeking home health grouper beta test participants

CMS recently announced a beta test this summer for the latest update of the Home Health Grouper software. The beta test period will be from June 28 through July 16. Following the test, the grouper update should be released in October. Beta test participants will be expected to create test cases to review the items […]

CMS announces organizational change to reduce burden on providers, clinicians

CMS announced an organizational change to help reduce provider and clinician burden and improve patient outcomes during this time. This change is through the creation of the Office of Burden Reduction and Health Informatics. The new office is an outgrowth of the federal agency’s Patients over Paperwork (PoP) Initiative, which is the cornerstone of CMS’ […]

More MDS 3.0 Guidance, Transition Policies Released

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a memo that gives guidance on the transition plan for several policy changes that the new MDS 3.0 RAI User’s Manual update will cause. Addition of Distinct Calendar Days of Therapy Item to MDS 3.0 Policy Summary For all assessments with an assessment reference date (ARD) […]