Home Health Paperwork Just Got A Lot Easier!

Effective January 1, 2015, doctors are no longer required to create narratives specifically to justify home health episodes. In November 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued final rule CMS-1611-F eliminating this requirement which was originally introduced in 2011. While the new certification requirements will more closely resemble those of year 2010, […]

Easier Chronic Disease Management

For Primary Care Practitioners: Many practice guidelines for the management of chronic diseases are inconsistent with the time demands of a standard primary care practice. In a study published in the Annals of Family Medicine (Is there time for management of patients with chronic diseases in primary care? Ann Fam Med. 3(3): 209-214.), Ostbye and […]

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