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 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 CMS
Jul 16th, 2015
On July 16, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its first round of Home Health Compare Quality of Patient Care Star Ratings, which are published ratings to help consumers make educated choices about home health agencies. According to the July 16 CMS press release: Star ratings can help consumers more quickly identify differences in ...
In Billing
Aug 30th, 2013
For the first time, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is exercising its authority under the Affordable Care Act to impose temporary moratoria on new enrollments in Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Affected by the moratoria are home health agencies and ambulance providers and suppliers located in several Miami, Chicago, and Houston ...
Oct 1st, 2011
Home health and monthly care services deserve reimbursement, but will require you to report care plan oversight correctly. By Kristine Cuddy, CPC, CIMC Coding for care plan oversight (CPO) often is overlooked. This is a mistake: CPO services deserve reimbursement, and coding and documentation requirements, although exacting, are worth the effort. Here are the guidelines ...