Sharon Hamilton MS, RN, NLCP-C, CFDS Clinical Consultant, Briggs Healthcare The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released updates to two important transmittals. Transmittal 312 for the Extended Repayment Schedules (ERS), and 313 that addresses Notice of New Interest Rate for Medicare Overpayments and Underpayments -3rd Qtr Notification for FY 2019 To learn more…… Continue reading Change Request 11286
Sharon Hamilton MS, RN, NLCP-C, CFDS Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare April 9, 2019, a bipartisan group of legislators introduced a bill in the House of Representatives to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act. H.R.2150, the Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act of 2019, would extend certification authority to nurse practitioners, physician assistants,…… Continue reading Lawmakers Are Trying Again to Relax Home Health Certification Requirements.
Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® In addition to April 4, 2019 updates, CMS updated the FAQ document again last Thursday, on April 11, 2019. 12 Questions/Answers were updated in this latest version. Those updates are shown in strike-outs and red font such as these 2 examples: If you haven’t already,…… Continue reading CMS Updated PDPM FAQ Document – Again – Last Week
Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® CMS posted the FINAL MDS 3.0 Item Sets on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at least according to the titling of the .zip file. There is no additional documentation provided with the posting as CMS normally does – just the .zip file itself. Once on this…… Continue reading MDS 3.0 Version 1.17.1 Final Item Sets Posted
Sharon Hamilton MS, RN, NLCPC, CFDS Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS is implementing a five-year Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) for Home Health Services in the states of Illinois, Ohio, Texas, North Carolina, and Florida beginning in 2019. The choice selection period for Home Health Agencies (HHAs) located in Illinois will begin on April 17, 2019 and…… Continue reading REVIEW CHOICE DEMONSTRATION – Your agency still has time to choose!
Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® CMS posted updated Patient Driven Payment Model documents the evening of Thursday, April 4th. Those documents are: PDPM FAQs (new/updated items identified in red font) PDPM Classification Walkthrough PDPM Grouper Logic (SAS) PDPM ICD-10 Mappings The Fact Sheets remain unchanged from the February 14th update…… Continue reading PDPM Materials Updated April 4, 2019
Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare® CMS was very busy late last week. In addition to errata updates to the DRAFT MDS 3.0 Item Set and PDPM documents being updated, the SNF VBP Frequently Asked Questions document was updated. The 7-page document contains these items: