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HCL News - Key COVID-19 Updates & HCL Phase One

HCL News - Key COVID-19 Updates & HCL Phase One

On April 27, 2020 Governor Greg Abbott announced in a press release the first phase of the State of Texas plan to safely and strategically open Texas while minimizing the spread of COVID-19. Details outlining phase one can be found in the Texans Helping Texans: The Governor’s Report to Open Texas, along with checklists that outline the Texas Department of State Health Services’ (TDSHS) minimum standard health protocols for all businesses and individuals to follow. ..

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HCL News - Tools for Remote Visits Using Telecommunication Technology

HCL News - Tools for Remote Visits Using Telecommunication Technology

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued temporary amendments to the home health and hospice regulations to allow the use of telecommunications technology in conjunction with home visits. The use of telecommunications technology must be related to the services being furnished and must be included on the plan of care, along with a description of how it will help to achieve the goals on the plan of care, without serving as a substitute for a visit ordered on the plan of care. More details and background information can be found in the Interim Final Rule CMS-1744-IFC, specifically, in Section G (pg. 64) for home health and Section H (pg. 72) for hospice. ..

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