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CMS to Launch Renewed ABN Forms

CMS to Launch Renewed ABN Forms

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has renewed the Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN) after being approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The use of the new CMS-R-131 Forms will start on August 31, 2020. These forms, which are re-approved every 3 years, will expire on June 30, 2023.

CMS To Continue Review Choice Demonstration Amid The Pandemic

CMS To Continue Review Choice Demonstration Amid The Pandemic

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently announced that the Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) will resume on August 3, 2020. All of the participating states prior to the period of public health emergency (PHE) will begin processing their RCD claims on the announced date. The demonstration is set to begin whether or not the PHE status is lifted.

CMS’ new branch of office meant to ‘cut the red tape’ over paperwork

CMS’ new branch of office meant to ‘cut the red tape’ over paperwork

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that they will be creating The Office of Burden Reduction and Health Informatics to observe Trump’s “cut the red tape” campaign. This new office is meant to help providers focus on patient care by getting rid of burdensome and unnecessary regulatory processes. It is expected to help health facilities save up to $6.6 billion worth of resources by 2021.

Telehealth Services and Protecting Your Patient’s Privacy

Telehealth Services and Protecting Your Patient’s Privacy

Technology has been the salvation for most businesses during this pandemic. It provided avenues for employees to continue with their work tasks while quarantining at home. As for health personnel working on the front-lines, Telehealth has helped them with their jobs while minimizing the risk of contracting the disease.

A brief guide to Home Health and Telehealth services

A brief guide to Home Health and Telehealth services

Telehealth has been a breakthrough for both health facilities and patients during the pandemic period. It enabled health workers to deliver care while mitigating the risk of being exposed to the COVID-19 disease. In the same way, patients continue to receive medical assistance in the safety of their homes. These factors led to many provisional changes in the industry, gearing towards exploring more possibilities with improving health care through these technological means.

CMS Announced Changes to Medicare Advantage and Part D

CMS Announced Changes to Medicare Advantage and Part D

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have sealed some changes with their Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D last May, 22,2020. The amendments finalizes some proposal presented last February 18, 2020, and is intended to be implemented before the year 2021. It is meant to give a much broader coverage for Medicare Beneficiaries to cater to their healthcare needs.

CMS adds two new G-Codes for Therapy Services

CMS adds two new G-Codes for Therapy Services

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently released two new G-codes for certain therapy services in the home healthcare setting. The announcement was released last May 1, 2020 in CMS’ Medicare Learning Network (MLN) article. The new codes can be used for claims as early as January 1, 2020. 

Provider Relief Fund: How can my agency avail of it?

Provider Relief Fund: How can my agency avail of it?

The first wave of the CARES Act has released a sizable $30 Billion budget directly distributed among the Medicare Providers. This includes some of our Home Health Agencies, whose businesses have heavily been affected during this health crisis. But the majority of the Provider Relief Fund of the CARES Act is currently being released across other health facilities. Can HHAs still avail of the funds in this second wave to aid them during this pandemic?

$30 Billion Funds Distributed Among Home Health Agencies to Gear Them Up Against COVID-19

$30 Billion Funds Distributed Among Home Health Agencies to Gear Them Up Against COVID-19

The CARES Act signed into law last March 27, 2020 has allotted a budget of $100 billion worth of relief funds to the health care industry as they battle out the effects of the deadly COVID-19 disease. The fund is diversified into different health sectors to better equip them in this period of Public Health Emergency (PHE).

The CARES Act Recognizes the Advantages of Telehealth Services Amid Global Pandemic

The CARES Act Recognizes the Advantages of Telehealth Services Amid Global Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic places the healthcare industry at the center as efforts are being made to contain the virus and prevent further damages to the country. As a response, the federal government passed on a bill that would aid front-liners in their fight against such infectious disease. 

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