Introduction to the Home Health Quality Reporting Program Web-Based Training

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering a web-based training course for those who are new to the Home Health (HH) Quality Reporting Program (QRP). This course is designed to provide a general overview of the program as well as a variety of…… Continue reading Introduction to the Home Health Quality Reporting Program Web-Based Training

Review Choice Demonstration for Home Health Services is Back

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS is phasing in participation in the Review Choice Demonstration for Home Health Agencies (HHAs) in North Carolina and Florida, for a limited period of time, to help ease the transition during the current public health emergency.  Specifically, for HHAs in North Carolina and Florida: Providers…… Continue reading Review Choice Demonstration for Home Health Services is Back

iQIES Reports Training Guide Now Available Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare iQIES Users: There is a new resource available to help you better understand reports in iQIES. The iQIES Reports Training Guide provides detailed information on report actions, report pages, and a list of reports available in iQIES. Please refer to the iQIES Reports Training Guide here: …… Continue reading iQIES Reports Training Guide Now Available Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

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

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS has issued a new MLN Matters Article MM11855: Penalty for Delayed Request for Anticipated Payment (RAP) Submission – Implementation (PDF).   This MLN Matters Article is for Home Health Agencies (HHAs) who wish to bill Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) for services provided to Medicare beneficiaries.  The article…… Continue reading Penalty for Delayed Request for Anticipated Payment (RAP) Submission – Implementation

Home Health Agencies (HHA) PEPPER Review

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare When: Sept. 1, 2020, 3 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time  What: A WebEx presented by RELI Group Topic: A review of the new release of the HHA PEPPER (version Q4CY19, scheduled for release by Aug. 12, 2020) Registration is required. Click here to register.  This program is being brought to you at no charge.…… Continue reading Home Health Agencies (HHA) PEPPER Review

Corrected HHA Provider Preview Reports and Star Rating Preview Reports Reposted

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Home Health Agency Provider Preview Reports and the Quality of Patient Care Star Rating Preview Reports that were posted previously on June 25, 2020 contained an error.  The previous reports contained the HHA observed values instead of the risk adjusted values.  The reports have been corrected…… Continue reading Corrected HHA Provider Preview Reports and Star Rating Preview Reports Reposted

Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum – July 29, 2020

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum is scheduled for: Wednesday, July 29, 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 – July 29, 2020

Home Health Agency (HHA) Review and Correct Report Enhancements

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare An updated version of the HHA Review and Correct report is now available in iQIES.  This version includes the following updates: 1.  Removal of the following quality measures and associated data: Improvement in Pain Interfering with ActivityImprovement in Status of Surgical WoundsDepression Assessment ConductedMultifactor Fall Risk…… Continue reading Home Health Agency (HHA) Review and Correct Report Enhancements

CY21 Home Health Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule Released

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare On June 25, 2020, CMS issued the annual home health payment proposed rule for calendar year (CY) 2021.  The CY21 Home Health PPS Proposed Rule is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register tomorrow, June 30, 2020.  Two (2) important reads: CY21 HH PPS Proposed…… Continue reading CY21 Home Health Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule Released