Home Health Agencies

OIG Has Identified Common Errors by High-Risk Home Health Agencies.  Does Your Home Health Agency Have These Documentation Problems?

(September 30, 2019):  On September 5, 2019, the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG) published an HHS-OIG Data Brief entitled “The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Could Use Comprehensive Error Rate Testing Data To Identify High-Risk Home Health Agencies.”[1]  The purpose of OIG’s review was two-fold:  First, OIG …

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CMS has Ended its Moratorium on New Home Health Agencies in Texas, Illinois, Michigan and Florida. Unfortunately, the Lifting of the Moratorium Isn’t Necessarily a Good Thing for Existing Home Health Agencies.

(February 19, 2019):  CMS has now ended, at least for the current time, the moratorium that it placed on the approval of new home health agencies.  At the same time, home health providers that operate in Illinois, Ohio, North Carolina, Florida and Texas, and potentially other states within the Palmetto/JM jurisdiction (Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, …

CMS has Ended its Moratorium on New Home Health Agencies in Texas, Illinois, Michigan and Florida. Unfortunately, the Lifting of the Moratorium Isn’t Necessarily a Good Thing for Existing Home Health Agencies. Read More »

OIG Report on the Nationwide Background Check Program

(July 23, 2014):  Rightly or wrongly, critics of our nation’s long-term care system have long cited incidents of patient abuse, neglect, and the alleged misappropriation of funds among the identified widespread problems many seniors face when receiving long-term care and treatment services.  In an effort to address these problems, legislators were sure to include provisions in the Affordable Care Act …

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