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Category: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

  • OIG Sets Guidelines for Hospitals Referring to Home Health Providers

    Federal regulators have thrown weight behind ensuring that patients have a more active role in their care transitions. The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently drafted compliance guidance for hospitals on the topic. Under the guidance, OIG requires hospitals to share a list of […]

  • HHS Prioritizing ‘Largest’ Home Health Agencies for Federally Distributed COVID-19 Tests

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has offered further clarification on its COVID-19 testing strategy for home health agencies. According to an online “index” of its distribution efforts, HHS is sending tests to the “largest 100+” home health and hospice agencies, with those providers then tasked with distributing COVID-19 tests to locations […]

  • HHS Adds $20B to Provider Relief Fund for Home Health Agencies, Others

    The federal government announced Thursday that the Provider Relief Fund will be replenished with a tranche of $20 billion. Unlike some of the previous rounds of relief, home health providers and others will have to apply for funding. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will begin accepting applications from providers on Oct. […]

  • HHS Delays Provider Relief Fund Spending Reports Until 2021

    Home health providers that received more than $10,000 from the COVID-19-inspired Provider Relief Fund will need to account for all of the grant funds they spent by Feb. 15 at the latest, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced earlier this week. When the Provider Relief Fund was established, health care providers […]