Part 2 – New HIPAA Rules

The following is Part 2 of Elizabeth Hogue’s series regarding the new HIPAA rules. Ms. Hogue is a nationally known expert, speaker and writer on home health law. Part 2 – New HIPAA Rules Issued: Business Associates Elizabeth E. Hogue, Esq. Office: (877) 871-4062 Fax: (877) 871-9739 E-mail: ElizabethHogue@ElizabethHogue.net Twitter: @HogueHomecare The U.S. Department of... Continue Reading →

New Information required on Home Health PPS Claims

On February 1, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a transmittal regarding new information that is required on claim forms. The change requires home health agencies to report new codes indicating the location where services were provided and indicating whether the services were added to the home health plan of care... Continue Reading →

New HIPAA Rules Issued

The following is a great article about new HIPAA rules issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Elizabeth Hogue is a nationally known expert, speaker and writer on home health law. Part 1- New HIPAA Rules Issued Elizabeth E. Hogue, Esq. Office: (877) 871-4062 Fax: (877) 871-9739 E-mail: ElizabethHogue@ElizabethHogue.net Twitter: @HogueHomecare The U.S. Department... Continue Reading →

The New CMS OASIS-C Questions and Answers have been published!

The new CMS OASIS-C Questions and Answers for the fourth quarter 2012 have been released and published on the OASIS Answers website. Once again, there is great information and clarifications. These Q&As can be accessed under the OASIS links and resource section of the OASIS Answers website. Until next time,M

CMS will be “retiring” the HHABN but do not celebrate yet…

There will be a "new" form to replace it! On December 11, 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid published a notice in the Federal Register outlining plans to replace the Home Health Advanced Beneficiary Notice (HHABN). The modifications are being made “in an effort to streamline, reduce and simplify notices issued to Medicare beneficiaries”,... Continue Reading →

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