Jan 1st, 2013
By Denise Williams, RN, CPC-H CMS estimates an “overall” rate increase, but changes cost methodology. In the 2013 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) final rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) bases payments on claims data submitted by hospital providers during 2011. CMS is changing the calculation based on median cost to geometric ...
Jul 1st, 2011
Know the specifics so you’ll be current with home health service requirements. By Christopher A. Parrella, JD, CHC, CPC, CPCO Effective April 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented new face-to-face encounter requirements for home health services (MBPM30.5.1.1). This new rule requires the certifying physician document all face-to-face encounters conducted with patients...