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11/13/2019
Under PDGM, agencies won’t be required to discharge a Medicare patient if the patient has an inpatient stay that spans the end of the first 30-day period of care in a certification period.
10/31/2019
New guidance from CMS provides direction on which codes should be included on M1021 (Primary diagnosis) and M1023 (Other diagnoses).
 
10/24/2019
The latest release of CMS’s quarterly OASIS Q&As delves into issues around the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) and OASIS-D1, providing much-needed guidance for agencies on how to meet CMS expectations for the assessment heading into 2020.
10/17/2019
Agencies should take a close look at how they conduct competency evaluations to ensure compliance now that CMS has released changes to existing regulations.
10/10/2019
The Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) will begin in Texas on Dec. 2, 2019 — a little less than a month before the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) takes effect.
10/02/2019
After four years, a proposed rule and a deadline extension, CMS is finalizing conditions home health agencies must meet through the discharge planning process.
 
09/26/2019
Medicare Advantage (MA) is on the rise, and with that, so is the opportunity for home health agencies if they can get creative about how to demonstrate their value.
 
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.

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