Providers beware, don’t let your claims be rejected!

Sharon Hamilton MS, RN, CFDS Clinical Consultant, Briggs Healthcare TRANSITION TO NEW MEDICARE NUMBERS AND CARDS ICN 909365 December 2018 Why is CMS issuing new Medicare cards and new Medicare numbers? The law requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to remove Social Security Numbers (SSNs) from all Medicare cards by April 2019.…… Continue reading Providers beware, don’t let your claims be rejected!

NAHC remains very concerned over significant “behavioral adjustment” in the proposed home health rule issued on July 11, 2019. See statement below from NAHC’s President William A. Dombi.

Sharon Hamilton MS, RN, CFDS Clinical Consultant, Briggs Healthcare “Statement of NAHC President William A. Dombi Regarding the Medicare Home Health Proposed Rule Issued Today”                                                             July 11, 2019 CMS late today issued the proposed rule for the 2020 payment model, PDGM, including rates of payment that would start January 1, 2020. The new payment…… Continue reading NAHC remains very concerned over significant “behavioral adjustment” in the proposed home health rule issued on July 11, 2019. See statement below from NAHC’s President William A. Dombi.

“Trump Administration Announces Steps to Strengthen Medicare with New Home Infusion Therapy Benefit and New Regulations that Put Patients Over Paperwork” What might this mean for home health agencies in the future?

Sharon Hamilton MS, RN, CFDS Clinical Consultant, Briggs Healthcare Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed significant changes to the Home Health Prospective Payment System (Home Health PPS) that keep the unique needs of patients first, with proposals to implement a new home infusion benefit for beneficiaries, increasing home-based care. This proposed…… Continue reading “Trump Administration Announces Steps to Strengthen Medicare with New Home Infusion Therapy Benefit and New Regulations that Put Patients Over Paperwork” What might this mean for home health agencies in the future?

“HHS To Transform Care Delivery for Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease” What might this mean for home care in the future?

Sharon Hamilton MS, RN, CFDS Clinical Consultant, Briggs Healthcare This article, published below by CMS refers to home dialysis six times and payment adjustments aim at transforming kidney care so that patients with chronic kidney disease have access to high quality, coordinated care. This is an initiative worth watching. Today, delivering on President Trump’s Advancing…… Continue reading “HHS To Transform Care Delivery for Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease” What might this mean for home care in the future?

Be proactive, don’t let your agency miss the chance to participate in the survey!

Sharon Hamilton MS, RN, CFDS Clinical Consultant, Briggs Healthcare We all know how difficult it can be to communicate with physicians for numerous reasons. Under PDGM effective communication will be more important than ever. The National Association for Home Care & Hospice is partnering with John Hopkins University conducting a survey addressing Agencies’ Communications with…… Continue reading Be proactive, don’t let your agency miss the chance to participate in the survey!

Do you know that your organization should request access to iQIES as soon as the onboarding for your state begins?

Sharon Hamilton MS, RN, CFDS Clinical Consultant, Briggs Healthcare In March 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) began delivering a series of enhancements to the Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (QIES). The upgraded system, called the Internet Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (iQIES), is an Internet facing, cloud-based system that is more…… Continue reading Do you know that your organization should request access to iQIES as soon as the onboarding for your state begins?

Public Webinars About Quality Measure Development

Sharon Hamilton MS, RN, CFDS Clinical Consultant, Briggs Healthcare CMS is reaching out to the public. Keeping the public aware of initiatives is part of transparency. The information below was posted today and is part of that effort. Please share it with your friends and family. The more informed we are as a nation the…… Continue reading Public Webinars About Quality Measure Development