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CMS Finalizes New Conditions of Participation for Home Health: Part 5

[02/01/17]

Posted on February 1, 2017 in Health Law News, Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Published by: Hall Render

Review of the New Home Health Conditions of Participation – Patient Rights (part 2). This is the fifth article in a series discussing CMS’s Final Revised Home Health Conditions of Participation (“Final CoPs”). With the release of the Final CoPs, CMS is finalizing the significant changes they proposed to make to the home health... READ MORE

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CMS Reiterates Need for Discharge Assessment to Non-Certified Beds

[08/29/14]

Posted on August 29, 2014 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

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On August 25, 2014, CMS issued a survey transmittal regarding the need for nursing homes to complete a discharge assessment when a resident transfers from a SNF and/or NF certified bed to a non-certified bed in the same facility.  CMS issued this transmittal to reinforce to facilities that discharge assessments are critical to ensure the... READ MORE

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CMS Clarifies Requirements for Minimum Data Set Discharge Assessments

[08/29/13]

Posted on August 29, 2013 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

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On August 23, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) published a memorandum that addressed issues arising from incomplete, inaccurate and missing Minimum Data Set (“MDS”) Discharge Assessments that adversely affect Skilled Nursing Facilities (“SNFs”) and Nursing Facilities (“NFs”).  Under 42 C.F.R. §§ 483.20(g) and (f)(1), SNFs and NFs are required to... READ MORE

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Wife’s Nursing Home Debt Cannot Be Discharged in Bankruptcy

[04/13/12]

Posted on April 13, 2012 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

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The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky held that the wife of a nursing home resident was contractually bound through a nursing home admissions agreement to apply for Medicaid benefits on behalf of her husband and who failed to do so, could not discharge the amount due to the nursing... READ MORE

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CMS Updates Claims Processing Manual to Reflect Failure of Timely Hospice Face-to-Face

[10/11/11]

Posted on October 11, 2011 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

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As previously discussed, hospice providers are required to have a hospice physician or nurse practitioner perform a face-to-face encounter with each hospice patient whose total length of stay is anticipated to reach the third benefit period.  This encounter must be performed no more than thirty days prior to the third benefit period recertification, and... READ MORE

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