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 ...
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...
In CMS
May 14th, 2010
First year results for the Medicare Home Health Pay for Performance (HHP4P) demonstration are in and the news is good. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced May 6 that the demonstration saved the agency over $15 million. Incentive payments are being made to 166 home health agencies (HHAs) in the intervention group. Year ...