Regulatory Compliance
07/18/2018
A portion of the 2019 proposed PPS rule opens the door for home health agencies to get paid by Medicare Part B to administer home infusion therapy for certain patients who don’t qualify for the home health benefit.
07/18/2018
Agencies may soon be allowed to list remote patient monitoring on their cost reports as an allowable administrative cost.
07/12/2018
A year after outcry from the home health industry caused CMS to step back from proposed plans to create a new payment model, CMS has once again unveiled detailed plans about how it wants to revamp the way agencies are paid.
07/12/2018
Seeking to eliminate what it considers an unnecessary burden, CMS plans to remove its requirement that certifying physicians must estimate in home health recertifications how much longer skilled services will be necessary.
07/12/2018
For the first time in at least a decade, the proposed home health payment rule discusses increasing agencies’ payments.
07/12/2018
With rural add-on payments slated to take a hit in some areas beginning in January, industry experts advise home health agencies to reduce costs associated with clinician travel to provide patient care.
07/12/2018
Agencies won’t get any points for a patient with diabetes when it isn’t the focus of care, as that category was completely gutted in the case-mix table update in the 2019 proposed PPS rule.
07/12/2018
by: CMS
The HHL team has compiled this quick-reference tool to help you evaluate the major provisions of CMS’ proposed PPS rule for home health.
07/12/2018
by: CMS
The chart CMS created below explains how each 30-day period of care will be placed into Home Health Resource Groups (HHRGs) under the proposed Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM). There are 216 HHRGs under PDGM.
06/28/2018
By focusing on potentially avoidable event measures as part of its QAPI program, Phoenix Home Care found ways to rise to greater heights of care quality.

Login

User Name:
Password: