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Recent COVID-19 Information and Updates

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Today’s blog is a digest of recent postings related to COVID-19. FDA Warns Consumers of Risk of Methanol Contamination in Certain Hand Sanitizers This is a July 2, 2020 update.  The FDA is warning consumers and health care providers that the agency has seen a sharp increase in hand sanitizer products that are labeled to contain ethanol (also known as …

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CMS-R-131 Receives OMB Approval

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The ABN, Form CMS-R-131, and form instructions have been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal.  The use of the renewed form with the expiration date of 06/30/2023 will be mandatory on 8/31/2020.  The ABN form and instructions may be found at:  https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-General-Information/BNI/ABN.  The previous form was set to expire on March 30, 2020; OMB approved …

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FDA, CMS, CDC and OIG COVID-19 updates for 1st 2 weeks of June 2020

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Below is a repost of a Briggs post written by Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP, Clinical Consultant, Briggs Healthcare. CDC updated the following COVID-19 guidance during the 1st two (2) weeks of June: Using Telehealth to Expand Access to Essential Health Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic How to Wear Cloth Face Coverings Updated Clinical Questions about COVID-19: Questions and Answers NHSN LTCF Guide to Using …

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[On-Demand Webinar] Breaking Down Coding Clinic First Quarter Update

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Answers, we love answers! The Coding Clinic First Quarter 2020 provided many useful updates for home health, hospice & long-term care coders, including: Coding stenosis and spondylosis at the same time Diabetic manifestations when the patient no longer has diabetes And more Follow along with Lisa as she breaks down the first quarter update, COVID-19 guidelines in detail and the …

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[Live Webinar] Breaking Down Coding Clinic First Quarter Update

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[Live Webinar] Breaking Down Coding Clinic First Quarter Update April 22, 2020 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM CST Answers, wee love answers! The Coding Clinic First Quarter 2020 provided many useful updates for home health, hospice & LTC coders, including: Coding stenosis and spondylosis at the same time Diabetic manifestations when the patient no longer has diabetes And more Join …

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CLARITY for Home Health Agencies

In Blog, COVID-19, News by Lisa Selman-Holman8 Comments

Annette Lee, RN, MS, COS-C from Provider Insights, Inc. has provided more clarity for home health agencies during this time. Read the full summary below. So, last night, CMS published a “Fact Sheet” of additional blanket waivers and flexibilities provided to the home health industry.  Immediately, we all heard different interpretations. Today, like many of us, I spent the day reading the …

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Changes in Our World of HH and Hospice related to COVID-19

In COVID-19, News by Sarah Bacon5 Comments

Annette Lee, RN, MS, COS-C from Provider Insights, Inc. has provided a summary of the information released by CMS related to COVID-19. Read the full summary below. What a whirlwind we have all been through in the last couple of weeks.  There has been a LOT of information in the last 10 days – changes hourly sometimes!  I wanted to …

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[LIVE STREAM] OASIS-D1: Guidance & Regulatory Update

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June 3, 2020 | Online via Live Stream 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CT Course info: This one-day course includes a solid discussion of the current OASIS D-1 items, concentrating on items that have been updated since October of last year. Did you know some guidance has changed three times since then? The Public Health Emergency (PHE) has also changed …

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(Live stream online training) Intermediate Coding with Updates

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April 14-15, 2020 | Online via live stream 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Course info: All of the new coding changes have increased error probability. Lack of training leads to denials, up-coding, or down coding leading decreased cash flow. This class will be full of scenarios! Increase your knowledge and understanding, and gain the expertise your agency needs to survive …