Delay in CoPs changes to 2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed delaying the implementation date for the new home health Conditions of Participation (CoPs) until January 2018. The proposal comes after home health industry associations and providers pushed back...

Initials & Not a Full Signature, Allowed?

Initials & Not a Full Signature, Allowed? One of the things home health and hospices frequently have issues with is physician signatures. Often the issues surround the physician not dating their signature or making changes on hard copy documents where it is not...

2015 OASIS UPDATES

JANUARY 1, 201521ST CENTURY HEALTH CARE CONSULTANTS OASIS-C1/ ICD-9 Version OASIS-C1/ ICD-9 Version is an interim version of OASIS that was created for use during the legislatively mandated ICD-10 delay; To create the OASIS-C1/ ICD-9 Version, the following five items...