Upcoming Home Health, Hospice and DME Open Door Forum – August 26, 2021

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum is scheduled for: Thursday, August 26, 2021, at 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time (ET). This call will be Conference Call Only. To participate by phone: Dial: 1-888-455-1397 & Reference Conference Passcode: 8604468 Persons participating by phone do…… Continue reading Upcoming Home Health, Hospice and DME Open Door Forum – August 26, 2021

NEW WEBINAR AVAILABLE – Home Health Quality Reporting Program – OASIS Interim Guidance Webinar (Advanced Webinar)

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) invites Home Health providers to listen to the Home Health Quality Reports Program’s OASIS Interim Guidance Webinar. In an effort to provide an overview of important OASIS data collection clarifications, CMS has developed this webinar to highlight…… Continue reading NEW WEBINAR AVAILABLE – Home Health Quality Reporting Program – OASIS Interim Guidance Webinar (Advanced Webinar)

Iowa HHA: Home Health Agency Low-Utilization Payment Adjustment (LUPA) Reimbursement Rates

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) and Iowa Medicaid Enterprise (IME) posted INFORMATIONAL LETTER NO. 2250-MC-FFS on August 3, 2021.  The IL is directed to Iowa Medicaid Home Health Agencies and is effective July 1, 2021. Provisions of the 2021 Iowa Acts, House File 891, Section…… Continue reading Iowa HHA: Home Health Agency Low-Utilization Payment Adjustment (LUPA) Reimbursement Rates

July 2021 CMS Quarterly OASIS Q&As

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS has posted a 5-page July 2021 Quarterly OASIS Q&As document.  This document answers 13 questions relating to the OASIS data set.  Some examples include: Are there situations in which we are able to update the OASIS items within the assessment time frame, and situations when…… Continue reading July 2021 CMS Quarterly OASIS Q&As

2020 Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Reports (PEPPER) Available for Home Health Agencies (HHAs)

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Fourth quarter calendar year 2020 Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Reports (PEPPERs) are available for Home Health Agencies (HHAs). These reports summarize provider-specific data for Medicare services that may be at risk for improper payments. Use your data to support internal auditing and monitoring activities.…… Continue reading 2020 Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Reports (PEPPER) Available for Home Health Agencies (HHAs)

Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum – Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum is scheduled for Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time (ET).  Please call at least 15 minutes prior to the forum start time.  To participate by phone: Dial: 1-888-455-1397 & Reference Conference Passcode: 8604468(Instant…… Continue reading Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum – Wednesday, June 30, 2021

CMS to Improve Home Health Services for Older Adults and People with Disabilities

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare On June 28, 2021, CMS issued a proposed rule that accelerates the shift from paying for home health services based on volume, to a system that incentivizes value and quality. The rule also seeks feedback on ways to attain health equity for all patients through policy…… Continue reading CMS to Improve Home Health Services for Older Adults and People with Disabilities

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