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Welcome to October and DX Code Changes

Welcome to October and DX Code Changes October brings fall weather and starts the transition into seasonal celebrations.  For home health agencies, it also begins a bit of chaos and headaches for diagnoses coding.  This is because some old diagnosis codes that we have been using for years are...

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Make Your Voice Heard Request for Information Seeks Public Comment to Promote Efficiency, Reduce Burden, & Advance Equity within CMS Programs

Make Your Voice Heard Request for Information Seeks Public Comment to Promote Efficiency, Reduce Burden, & Advance Equity within CMS Programs CMS released a request for information (RFI) seeking public input on accessing health care and related challenges, understanding provider experiences, advancing health equity, and assessing the impact of...

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Updated COVID-19 Vaccines Providing Protection Against Omicron Variant Available at No Cost

Updated COVID-19 Vaccines Providing Protection Against Omicron Variant Available at No Cost The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), through CMS announced that people with Medicare, Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program coverage, private insurance coverage, or no health coverage can get COVID-19 vaccines, including the updated Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19...

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CMS Enhances Nursing Home Rating System with Staffing & Turnover Data

CMS launched its enhanced Nursing Home Five-Star Quality Rating System, which integrates data nursing homes report on their weekend staffing rates for nurses and information on annual turnover among nurses and administrators. The updated Star Ratings increase transparency in support of the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to improving the quality...

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Preserving Access to Home Health Act

Act Now! Ask Congress to Prevent Home Health Cuts that will Devastate Access to Care TAKE ACTION Legislation has been introduced in the Senate designed to prevent CMS from moving forward with their proposed 7.69% payment cut for CY2023. The bill, the Preserving Access to Home Health Act, S....

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No Surprises Act: Fact Sheets for Your Patients

Share information with your patients to help protect them from surprise billing. As of January 1, 2022, they have new billing protections when they get: Emergency care Non-emergency care from out-of-network providers at in-network facilities Air ambulance services from out-of-network providers 4 new No Surprises fact sheets: Health insurance...

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CMS released the 2023 HH Payment Proposed Rule

On Friday June 17, CMS released the unpublished version of the 2023 Home Health Payment Proposed Rule.  This rule contains significant changes that will affect agencies and it is strongly suggested that agencies comment on the rule.  Three main areas of significance are mention below. A net NEGATIVE payment...

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Upcoming Events
Wed 12

Synergy EMR: Learn about the Latest Updates Webinar

October 12 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Wed 19

Synergy – Juanda Consulting Educational Workshop (El Paso, TX)

October 19 9:00 AM - October 20 3:30 PM
Thu 20

Understanding and Implementing OASIS-E Webinar

October 20 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Nov 16

Synergy EMR: Learn about the Latest Updates Webinar

November 16 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM