OASIS-C offers opportunities for home health agencies, however, failure to comply with changes could be costly. Home health expert Lisa Selman-Holman tells you what you need to know.
OASIS-C: Are you ready? (Nov 12, 2009)
House passes bill stopping Medicare premium hikes (Oct 14, 2009)
The House passed a bill that would not increase Medicare premiums in 2010. The bill now goes to the Senate.
Fed issues new HIPAA Data Breach Rules (Aug 26, 2009)
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued rules for notifying individuals in the event of a breach of their private medical information.
Red Flag Rules enforcement date extended--again (Aug 12, 2009)
Once again, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has extended the deadline for enforcement of the Red Flags Rule, which requires creditors--including some health care organizations--and financial institutions to implement programs to identify, detect, and respond to the warning signs, or "red flags," that could indicate identity theft.
Follow Up File: Can A Home Care Agency Qualify to Receive ARRA Stimulus Funds for Implementing EHR Technology? (Jun 10, 2009)
Many readers weighed in on Mike Deck's analysis last week about ARRA stimulus funds someday becoming available to home care providers. The expert feedback from Allscripts' Washington representative Leigh Burchell deserves more than an appearance as a Letter to the Editor.