Home Health Line Breaking News
Due to a number of inquiries about HIPPS code requirements, Medicare Administrative Contractor CGS is reminding providers of a change under PDGM that has impacted no-pay RAPS and final claims in 2021.
A new study by PHI National and the University of California San Francisco found that “an immeasurably small number” of displaced workers during the second quarter of 2020 were re-employed into direct care.
The Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation (AHHQI) recently announced the recipient of its 2021 research grant.
The Home Health Research Grant is now accepting submissions for research proposals seeking 2022 funding, which will help advance home health care and may seek to improve care delivery at home through quality and innovation.
Those working in healthcare should not expect many more fully risk-based payment models from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.
Officials will share updates on new claims-based measures included in the HQRP as part of the FY2022 Hospice Final Rule.
CMS should develop and share more information on COVID-19 infection prevention and control best practices that home health providers can use to comply with requirements and guidance, according to a new report from the OIG.
CMS has released the participants in the 2022 Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) model, including 13 Medicare Advantage organizations participating in the Hospice Benefit Component. That’s up from nine participants in 2021, the initial year.
The CDC recommends that people aged 65 years and older, along with other at-risk groups, should receive a booster shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after completing their Pfizer primary series.


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