CMS Issues Sweeping New Rules For HHA Participation in Medicare/Medicaid

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Home health agencies have six months to comply with sweeping new changes that will impact their ability to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Earlier this month, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, released its final rules relating to the conditions of participation (CoPs) that home health agencies must meet to participate in the…

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New Year: New Prescribing Laws Take Effect

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Two new prescribing laws took effect this month that physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners should be familiar with. Effective Jan. 1, advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs) and physician assistants (PAs) are allowed to prescribe, order, and administer controlled substances, subject to certain protocols. This came with the passage of HB 423, which was signed…

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DEA Reverses Stand on Renewal Notices

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The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently announced important changes to its registration renewal process. Effective Jan. 1, the DEA will send a single renewal notice to registrants notifying them that their registration is set to expire. The notice will be sent 65 days in advance of the expiration date. However, no additional reminders will be…

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