Expanded HHVBP Model: Registration Now Available – Live Encore – Navigating Performance Feedback Reports: Interim Performance Report (IPR) and Annual Performance Report (APR)

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare On October 11th from 2:00 pm ET – 3:00 pm ET, the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Technical Assistance (TA) Team will present a live encore presentation of the August 25th webinar: Navigating Performance Feedback Reports: Interim Performance Report (IPR) and Annual Performance Report (APR). The…… Continue reading Expanded HHVBP Model: Registration Now Available – Live Encore – Navigating Performance Feedback Reports: Interim Performance Report (IPR) and Annual Performance Report (APR)

Report Retention Change for HHA Reports in iQIES

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Effective October 4, 2022, a report retention time period will be applied to user-requested or auto-generated Home Health Agency (HHA) reports in the internet Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (iQIES). When the report retention changes are implemented, reports that are older than the pre-defined number of…… Continue reading Report Retention Change for HHA Reports in iQIES

Upcoming Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum – September 21, 2022

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum is scheduled for: Wednesday, September 21, 2022 PM at 3:30-4:30 PM Eastern Time (ET). Please call at least 15 minutes prior to the forum start time. **This Agenda is Subject to Change** Opening Remarks Chair –…… Continue reading Upcoming Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum – September 21, 2022

Expanded HHVBP Model: New Resources Available

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare IPR/APR Webinar Recording Now Available On Thursday, August 25th, the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Technical Assistance (TA) Team hosted the live event, “Navigating Performance Feedback Reports: Interim Performance Report (IPR) and Annual Performance Report (APR).” This live event introduced the two (2) types of expanded…… Continue reading Expanded HHVBP Model: New Resources Available

Home Health PPS Grouper Software (HHGS) Package (for claims starting 10-01-2022)

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The October 2022 release of the HH PPS Grouper software (v03.3.22) is now available in the “Downloads” section of this webpage. Included in the v03.03.22 HH PPS Grouper software update are the FY 2023 International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) diagnosis codes, effective beginning October 1, 2022. In…… Continue reading Home Health PPS Grouper Software (HHGS) Package (for claims starting 10-01-2022)

Home Health OASIS-E Guidance Training Program Reminder

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare As a reminder, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering a virtual training program that provides instruction on the guidance for the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS)-E.  The event is being held on September 13th & 14th, 2022. This training is part…… Continue reading Home Health OASIS-E Guidance Training Program Reminder

HHS Expands Home and Community-Based Services in Five New States and Territories for Older Adults and People with Disabilities

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare HHS posted this Press Release on August 22, 2022. Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), awarded approximately $25 million in planning grants to five new states and territories to expand access to…… Continue reading HHS Expands Home and Community-Based Services in Five New States and Territories for Older Adults and People with Disabilities

Home Health (HH) OASIS-E Guidance Training Program

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering a virtual training program that provides instruction on the guidance for the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS)-E. This training is part of a comprehensive strategy to ensure home health providers have access to the…… Continue reading Home Health (HH) OASIS-E Guidance Training Program

Revised Guide to Home Health Help Desks

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare A revised version of the comprehensive 1-page Guide to Home Health Help Desks is now available in the downloads section of the Home Health Quality Reporting Program Help Desk webpage, https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/HomeHealthQualityInits/Help-Desk. This document provides guidance to home health providers for questions related to a variety of…… Continue reading Revised Guide to Home Health Help Desks