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09/18/2019
The home health industry submitted 548 comments on the 2020 PPS proposed rule, with many commenters expressing concerns around behavioral assumptions and CMS’ proposal to phase out Requests for Anticipated Payment (RAPs).
09/04/2019
Take steps to speed up documentation to address ongoing productivity challenges related to the revised Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoPs).
08/22/2019
Building agency culture and processes around patient experience helped one home health agency score well above the national average on HHCAHPS measures and simultaneously see a significant increase in friends and family referrals.
08/22/2019
A death in the workplace can feel like a death in the family. Whether it’s sudden or expected, the death of an employee can be traumatic for staff and management. The following tips may help you navigate the needs of your company and your employees during a difficult time.
07/10/2019
Assign only I48.1 for a diagnosis of chronic persistent atrial fibrillation, according to Q2 2019 Coding Clinic guidance.
07/03/2019
Starting Oct. 1, 2019, coders will have 25 new codes to specifically capture deep tissue injuries (DTIs).
03/20/2019
List all diagnoses relevant to the plan of care — not just the six allowed on the OASIS — on the home health claim. Doing so will be a big step toward ensuring rightful payment under the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM).
03/20/2019
Education and communication are the keys to improving timely initiation of care for agencies conducting performance improvement projects (PIPs) on the topic.
10/25/2018
While agencies have choices when it comes to which claim review option to select for CMS’ review choice demonstration, they must be extremely cautious when making their selection.
10/25/2018
Significant shifts in how to stage a pressure ulcer when scabbing is present and what information can be considered for a discharge OASIS were among hundreds of changes CMS made this month to OASIS Q&A guidance.

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