Industry Updates – General

//Industry Updates - General

Industry updates that apply generally to home health and hospice.

June 2016

Notice of Nondiscrimination in Health Programs

By |2018-02-18T16:37:25+00:00June 17th, 2016|Ginger's Blog, Industry Updates - General, Uncategorized|

Effective July 18, 2016, all Medicare-certified healthcare organizations must notify patients about how they comply with nondiscrimination requirements. Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in certain health programs and activities.

October 2015

Additional G-Codes Differentiating RNs and LPNs

By |2018-02-15T19:40:08+00:00October 21st, 2015|Compliance, Ginger's Blog, Industry Updates, Industry Updates - General, Industry Updates - Home Health|

On January 1, 2016, Change Request 9369 goes into effect, requiring that home health and hospice agencies use two separate G Codes when billing for skilled registered nurse (G0299) and licensed practical nurse services (G0300) to distinguish which service was provided during each visit.