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 Billing
Jan 9th, 2017
A final rule effective July 13, 2017, which the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) maintains will improve home health care while streamlining providers’ requirements, has been published in the Federal Register.   Home health patients receive coordinated services ranging from skilled nursing to physical therapy to medical social services, all under the direction of ...
In Billing
Oct 31st, 2016
Home health agencies can look forward to a 0.7 percent reduction in Medicare payments in the 2017 Medicare home health prospective payment system (HH PPS). This amounts to a $130 million savings for the agency, but it’s hard to explain: the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) said the estimated decrease reflects the effects of ...
Mar 1st, 2016
Put these OIG compliance efforts on a high priority focus list at your hospital. The Office of Inspector General’s (OIG’s) annual work plan for 2016 indicates significant new areas, as well as ongoing target areas, on which the federal agency will focus its reviews and audits of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ...