Sharon Hamilton RN, MS Briggs Healthcare Clinical Consultant CMS-1689-F The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule (CMS-1689-FC) that updates the Medicare Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) rates and wage index for calendar year (CY) 2019. The final rule results in a 2.2 percent increase ($420 million) in payments to…… Continue reading [breaking news] CMS issued a final rule (CMS-1689-FC) that updates the Medicare HH PPS rates & wage index for CY 2019
Sharon Hamilton RN, MS Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare On Friday, August 31, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final (Advanced Copy) of the HHA Interpretive Guidelines associated with the new Conditions of Participation (CoPs) that became effective on January 13, 2018. The Interpretive Guidelines will be incorporated into the State…… Continue reading CMS Releases Final 2018 CoP Interpretive Guidelines
Sharon Hamilton RN, MS Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare August 30, 2018 Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) announced a FREE 60 minute online course for home health or hospice aides and community health workers. Providers should take this FREE opportunity to educate aides on the following subjects: Diabetes & Your Patients Heart Attack & Stroke…… Continue reading Reducing Avoidable Hospitalizations – HOME HEALTH AIDE COURSE
Thanks for attending The Next Big Change: OASIS-D in 2019 with our Clinical Consultant, Sharon Hamilton! Please click here to download the slides from the webinar.
On September 18, 2014, Congress passed the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (the IMPACT Act). The Act requires among, other significant activities, the reporting of standardized patient assessment data with regard to quality measures, resource use, and other measures. It further specifies that the data elements be standardized and interoperable, so as to allow…… Continue reading FREE WEBINAR: The Next Big Change: OASIS-D in 2019
CMS recently released OASIS D 2019 All Item Set. To view the new OASIS, click here. OASIS-D is scheduled for implementation on January 1, 2019. The proposed changes to the OASIS D are part of CMS’s overall efforts to implement the IMPACT Act’s data reporting and data standardization requirements for the assessment instrument, OASIS, that…… Continue reading CMS Releases OASIS D All Item Set
By Sharon Hamilton, RN, MS – Clinical Consultant, Briggs Healthcare On January 12, 2018, CMS released a memorandum that revised Appendix B of the SOM pursuant to new Conditions of Participation (CoPs), which were implemented on January 13, 2018. ***Revised Attachments A & B to Reflect Removal of Tags G670, G700, G848 and G940; Addition…… Continue reading CMS Releases Memorandum pursuant to new Conditions of Participation for Home Health on 1/12/2018