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HHS Community Forum Emails

The Home Health Section's Community Forum provides an area for members to engage in conversation. Because of the current crisis, there has been quite a few messages coming into members' email boxes, allowing members to share information in real time. While many are appreciative of these conversations, we realize some would prefer not to receive these email notices every time a new topic is posted or replied to. 

If you would like to limit or unsubscribe to these notifications, please follow these instructions. 

After logging in, click on "My Profile":

Then, click on "My Profile" again, and choose "Contact Preferences":

Your contact preference list will appear as below. The green "On" button can be toggled to "Off", and under "Forum Subscriptions", you may choose which types of email notifications you would like to receive, i.e., none, new topics, new topics and replies. 

 Any changes you make will automatically be saved.

If you have questions, please contact the association office at [email protected].


CMS Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention Concerning Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Home Health Agencies (HHAs)

CMS is committed to protecting American patients and residents by ensuring health care facilities have up-to-date information to adequately respond to COVID-19 concerns. Home Health Guidance and Actions - CMS regulations and guidance support Home Health Agencies taking appropriate action to address potential and confirmed COVID cases and mitigate transmission including screening, treatment, and transfer to higher level care (when appropriate). This guidance applies to both Medicare and Medicaid providers.

Click here to view the full article. 


APTA/AOTA/ASHA Release Consensus Statement

APTA/AOTA/ASHA have released a consensus statement on Clinical Judgment in Health Care Settings

View the statement here!

PalmettoGBA: Claims Payment Issues Log - Current Issues

PalmettoGBA has provided a list of current system-related claims payment and processing issues. These issues have been reported to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and/or the Fiscal Intermediary Standard System (FISS). To view the current list, please click here


Available Now: Ethical Practice in Post Acute Care in 2020 and Beyond Webinar

The Ethical Practice in Post Acute Care in 2020 and Beyond webinar, has been recorded by APTA members Cindy Krafft, Nancy Kirsch, and Ellen Strunk and is now available on the APTA Learning Center. The course is eligible for 0.1 CEUs.

To access the webinar, please visit:

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