Replacing Home Health Requests for Anticipated Payment (RAPs) with a Notice of Admission (NOA) – Manual Instructions

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS has posted a 3-page MLN Matters Number: MM12256 for Home Health Agencies (HHAs) who submit bills to Home Health & Hospice Medicare Administrative Contractors (HH&H MACs) for services they provide to Medicare patients.  This article tells you about updates to Chapter 10 of the Medicare…… Continue reading Replacing Home Health Requests for Anticipated Payment (RAPs) with a Notice of Admission (NOA) – Manual Instructions

Updated Agenda for Next CMS Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum is scheduled for: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 PM at 2:00-3:00 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 Updated Agenda for Next CMS Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum

Penalty for Delayed Request for Anticipated Payment (RAP) Submission – Implementation

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS has revised MLN Matters Number: MM11855 as of March 31, 2021.  This MLN Matters Article is for Home Health Agencies (HHAs) who wish to bill Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) for services provided to Medicare beneficiaries.  This article informs you about the implementation of the Calendar…… Continue reading Penalty for Delayed Request for Anticipated Payment (RAP) Submission – Implementation

Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum Rescheduled

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare [Yesterday, CMS scheduled this ODF for Thursday, April 8, 2021.] The next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum is now scheduled for: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 PM at 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time (ET). Please call at least 15 minutes prior to the forum start…… Continue reading Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum Rescheduled

Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum – Thursday, April 8, 2021

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum is scheduled for: Thursday, April 8, 2021 PM at 2:00-3:00 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 Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum – Thursday, April 8, 2021

Unsung Heroes: The Crucial Role – and Tenuous Circumstances – of Home Health Aides During the Pandemic

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Even as the pandemic took a devastating toll on health care workers and older adults in the United States, many home health aides continued to report to work and provide vital care to vulnerable people despite the health risks to themselves and their own families.  KFF’s…… Continue reading Unsung Heroes: The Crucial Role – and Tenuous Circumstances – of Home Health Aides During the Pandemic

Correction to Period Sequence Edits on Home Health Claims

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare On March 16, 2021, CMS issued Transmittal 10596/Change Request 12085.  This Change Request revises Common Working File home health period sequence edits to no longer exclude low utilization payment adjustment claims. EFFECTIVE DATE: January 1, 2020 – Claim “From” dates on or after this date. *Unless…… Continue reading Correction to Period Sequence Edits on Home Health Claims

Signatures on Home Health Orders

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Today (February 26, 2021), the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) and Iowa Medicaid Enterprise (IME) issued Informational Letter No. 2221-MC-FFS to all Home Health providers.  This provision becomes effective March 1, 2021.   Note my bolding in the 3rd paragraph of this notification below as it…… Continue reading Signatures on Home Health Orders

Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum … Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum is scheduled for Tuesday, January 26, 2021 PM at 2:00-3:00 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 Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum … Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum – December 16, 2020

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum is scheduled for Wednesday, December 16, 2020 PM at 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time (ET). Please call at least 15 minutes prior to the forum start time. **This Agenda is Subject to Change** Opening Remarks    …… Continue reading Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum – December 16, 2020