In CMS
Aug 1st, 2017
A proposed rule would update the 2018 Medicare payment rates and the wage index for home health agencies (HHA) serving Medicare beneficiaries, as well as revise the Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) case-mix adjustment methodology. Payment Update is Down In the proposed rule, published July 28 in the Federal Register, the Centers for ...
In Coding
Jul 6th, 2017
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have released an update to the prior authorization process for certain durable medical equipment, prosthetic, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) items. As originally announced in the Federal Register, published on December 21, 2016, CMS is preparing for the nationwide expansion of the prior authorization process for the first ...
In CMS
Mar 31st, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued on March 31 a proposed rule (CMS-3819-P2) to delay the effective date for the Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Conditions of Participation for Home Health Agencies (HHA CoPs) final rule. The current effective date for the final rule is July 13. The proposed rule would delay the effective ...
In Coding
Jan 27th, 2017
If you’re 35 to 44 years old and have children under 18 years old, you’re more likely to switch primary care providers (PCP) if he or she provides telehealth visits. If so, you’re part of 20 percent of the population who’d do so, recent Harris Poll studies indicate. The studies, commissioned by American Well, a telehealth ...
In CMS
Jul 6th, 2016
Medicare payments to home health agencies in 2017 will be reduced by 1.0 percent, or $180 million, projects the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in a proposed rule, published in the July 5 Federal Register. The payment reduction reflects a 2.3 percent Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) update percentage equaling $420 ...