Home Health – OIG

Angie Szumlinski News

When a public health emergency was declared last March, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a variety of waivers allowing home health providers to more easily provide telehealth services during the crisis. Now the Office of Inspector General (OIG) has announced an audit, dubbed the “HHA Telehealth Project,” that will examine home health providers’ usage of telehealth …

Home Health – Concerns With COVID

Angie Szumlinski Health

As we continue our journey, we also need to think about what happens to our residents’ post-discharge. Typically, physicians will discharge a resident from short-term rehab with orders for home health services. These services often include clinical support, medication management, skilled therapies, wound care, etc. But what would happen if there were no home health agencies providing care in private …