HIPAA: Conversion to Version 5010

As of January 1, 2012, all healthcare providers were required to transition from version 4010/4010A to version 5010 standards for submitting electronic transactions, and the failure to comply may result in claim denials or a government investigation. CMS has repeatedly postponed enforcement, but it appears the agency will begin to enforce civil monetary penalties against […]

Preliminary New York State Health Home Rollout Plan Released

On January 26, 2012, New York State Department of Health (DOH) published a preliminary rollout plan for Health Home implementation on their website.  As we previously reported, the Public Health and Health Planning Council (PHHPC) of the DOH approved an emergency rule to lift the State’s moratorium on accepting applications for new CHHAs. The Preliminary […]

New York State Department of Health Publishes Requests for Applications for Certified Home Health Agencies

On Thursday, January 26, 2012, the New York State Department of Health, Division of Home and Community Based Services, issued a Request for Applications (RFA) for organizations interested in becoming established as a certified home health agency (CHHA), pursuant to recently adopted regulations at 10 NYCRR Section 760.5(l). The RFA is available on the DOH […]

PHHPC Passes Emergency Rule to Lift Moratorium on CHHA

The Public Health and Health Planning Council (PHHPC) of the New York State Department of Health (DOH) approved an emergency rule that will lift the State’s moratorium on accepting applications for new Certified Home Health Agencies (CHHAs) since 1994.  The state’s goal is to ensure there is enough CHHA capacity to accommodate the Medicaid Redesign […]

DOH Emergency Rule to Lift Moratorium on CHHA

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) is pushing through an emergency rule that would lift the State’s current moratorium on new Certified Home Health Agencies (CHHAs).  This emergency rule is a result of implementing the Medicaid Redesign Team initiatives to move Medicaid patients who need more than 120 days of home care services […]