Monthly Archives: May 2013

Florida Legislature Reduces HHA Quarterly Report Fines

In 2008, in order to combat the increasing amount of fraud by home health agencies, the Florida legislature instituted a mandatory quarterly reporting by all agencies of the following: Number of insulin-dependent diabetic patients receiving insulin injection services Number of … Read Full Post

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What We’re Reading – Medical practice action plan: Overcome regulation overload

When you think of all the changes coming down the pike, it gets a little overwhelming, but don’t panic…. this article will ease some of the pressure and give you an action plan to make these transitions more bearable and/or … Read Full Post

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2012 Top Ten Home Health Survey Deficiencies

According to the Home Care Association of Florida, the State of Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration’s (AHCA) top home health agency survey deficiencies are: Tag Short descrption H302 Treatment orders H350 Clinical records H306 Plan of Care H320 Plan of … Read Full Post

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Palmetto RAP Suppression:

Palmetto GBA plans to suppress RAP payment to home health agencies with a large number of auto-cancelled RAPs.  Here is an excerpt from their most recent communique: “Providers are given the greater of 120 days after the start of the … Read Full Post

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Hospital-Acquired Medical Practices: Buyer Beware?

An article in Futurescan 2012: Healthcare Trends and Implications 2012-2017 outlines the huge shift in favor of hospital-owned medical practices.  Those of us who’ve been around the block a time or two   can’t shake the déjà vu of the 1990s … Read Full Post

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Temporary Delay in Implementing Ordering and Referring Denial Edits

Due to technical issues, the implementation of the Phase 2 ordering and referring denial edits is being delayed.  These edits would have checked claims for an approved or validly opted-out physician or non-physician.  If either of these were missing or … Read Full Post

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Coleman Consulting Group presents a webinar on the “Basics of ICD-10-CM Coding”.

Don’t be lulled by the extension granted by HHS for transition to ICD-10-CM. This is the biggest change to hit the medical coding world in over 30 years, and the experts predict that coders’ productivity will be severely impacted. This … Read Full Post

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