Home Health Line
06/05/2019
When it comes to educating staff about how to respond to M1850 (Transferring), the key is paying close attention to the word “or” and how it’s used.
06/05/2019
As agencies prepare for the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), now is the time to strongly consider putting a coder accuracy requirement in place or reviewing your existing accuracy requirement.
06/05/2019
Agencies should establish policies for how to use a new valid response option coming to the OASIS beginning Jan. 1, 2020.
06/05/2019
Beginning in October 2019, CMS will publicly display results involving a quality measure called “Potentially preventable 30-day post-discharge readmissions.”
06/05/2019
A small majority of Illinois agencies have decided to participate in 100% pre-claim reviews during CMS’ Review Choice Demonstration (RCD), which launched June 1.
06/05/2019
Newly posted data from Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) CGS show agencies are still struggling with CMS’ targeted probe-and-educate (TPE) review.
06/05/2019
A recent HIPAA breach that involved transmission of protected health information (PHI) to only one party — a reporter — nonetheless cost a Connecticut practice $125,000, in part because the practice didn’t take simple precautions.
06/05/2019
About 46% of coders spend 31 to 45 minutes to code a chart on average. That’s according to the 283 respondents to DecisionHealth’s 2019 Home Health Coders’ Productivity Survey. (See story, p. 1.)

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