hospice home health

Hospice Providers: Do You Know Your Star Rating?

Introduction of Hospice Compare Just One of Many New Challenges Providers Face

With so much regulation and scrutiny affecting the hospice industry, it can feel tough for hospice managers to keep their head above water, much less improve their industry ratings. But even with all the change roiling the industry, home health and hospice consultant Beth Noyce More..

FDA Regulatory Compliance

Avoid Failed Regulatory Efforts And FDA Form 483

Find Out Why an Organization-Specific Compliance Program Is So Important

If your life science organization fails to meet regulatory requirements during a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) audit, you can expect to receive a Form 483. While some 483 observations are resolved amicably, other cases have serious consequences for the concerned organization— ranging from warning More..

DME Documentation Guidelines

Put Your Best Foot Forward To Avoid DME Denials

Sidestep Revenue Loss: Follow Proper CMS Documentation Guidelines

Durable medical equipment (DME) billing continues to be scrutinized by Medicare and other commercial carriers. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) offers extensive and detailed documentation guidelines for DME in general, as well as other guidelines for documentation that can be found in More..

CMS Discharge Planning

Changes to Discharge Plan Requirements Still in the Works at CMS

Releases Without Adequate Post-Care Information Lead to Readmissions

Proposed adjustments to the Medicare conditions of participation (CoPs) for discharge planning could mean 2018 will be much different for case management departments in hospitals, home care agencies and other healthcare facilities that work on discharge planning. Those changes, said Toni G. Cesta, owner of More..