Author "Rebecca Johnson"

By Rebecca Johnson
In Billing
May 24th, 2021
2022 Hospice proposed rule would help with addendum statement snags, but other problems remain. In the Hospice proposed rule, published in the April 14 Federal Register, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services outlines these changes to the ...
By Rebecca Johnson
In Billing
Apr 9th, 2021
Other claims system glitches fixed, with one still waiting. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) continues to issue new rules to accommodate no-pay Request for Anticipated Payments (RAPs) and Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM). Pr...
By Rebecca Johnson
Jan 8th, 2021
Does new ‘lost revenues’ clarification help or hurt agencies? On Dec. 16, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it added $4.5 billion to the Provider Relief Fund’s (PRF) phase 3 distribution to mitigate the impact of ...
By Rebecca Johnson
In CMS
Nov 6th, 2020
About $150 million less will make it into home health than proposed. The scores of comments on the Home Health final rule for 2021 fell mostly on deaf ears. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has changed almost nothing from the 2021 pro...
By Rebecca Johnson
Oct 14th, 2020
Billions more available to beleaguered providers. Add-on payments are available for healthcare providers “on the frontlines” of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Oct. 1 an additional $20 b...