Tag: resources

PRF reporting begins for second round of payments

The Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Reporting Period 2 is now open through March 31, according to the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA). Providers who received one or more general or targeted PRF payments exceeding $10,000 in the aggregate between July 1, 2020, and Dec. 31, 2020, must report on their use of the funds. […]

Home health kickback schemes among recent federal charges

Prosecutors in the Southern District of Florida recently announced charges in two investigations of alleged kickbacks for home health referrals. Those charged where among more than 50 defendants in health care fraud cases in the district in the last six weeks, according to a news release. “South Florida is ground zero for health care fraud.  […]

CMS survey seeks input on billing guidance and other resources

A new survey from CMS is looking to see what resources providers are using to understand the Medicare program and help them bill correctly. The survey is for providers or staff who provide services to people with Medicare and/or bill the Medicare program. The results are expected to help CMS improve your experience with resources […]

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 […]

Recent bulletin aims to keep older adults at home in rural areas

A recently released bulletin provides state agencies and other interested stakeholders with information about available federal resources that may help patients in rural areas remain in their homes. The bulletin was a joint effort by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Department […]

CMS releases new QAPI resources

On June 7, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a memo sent to state survey agency directors that announced the rollout of introductory materials to help nursing homes establish a foundation to implement and sustain the Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) transition. The introductory materials include: QAPI at a Glance: A […]