Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum | Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019 | 2:00-3:00pm ET.

Sharon Hamilton MS, RN, CFDS Clinical Consultant, Briggs Healthcare Click on the link for the agenda: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 – Agenda – Home Health, Hospice & DME/Quality Open Door Forum (ODF) [PDF, 30KB] Open Door Participation Instructions: This call will be Conference Call Only. To participate by phone: Dial: 1-888-455-1397 & Reference Conference Passcode:…… Continue reading Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum | Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019 | 2:00-3:00pm ET.

Register for an iQIES Account – Action Required

Sharon Hamilton MS, RN, CFDS Clinical Consultant, Briggs Healthcare Dear Home Health Agency (HHA): The Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (QIES), which providers and vendors use to submit assessment data, is being upgraded to make the system more reliable, scalable, secure, and accessible.  The enhancements will occur in phases (by provider type) and began with…… Continue reading Register for an iQIES Account – Action Required

CMS released two final rules that impact home health and hospice agencies.

Sharon Hamilton MS, RN, CFDS Clinical Consultant, Briggs Healthcare #1. Regulatory Provisions to Promote Program Efficiency, Transparency, and Burden Reduction; Fire Safety Requirements for Certain Dialysis Facilities; Hospital and Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Changes to Promote Innovation, Flexibility, and Improvement in Patient Care SUMMARY: This final rule Reforms Medicare regulations that are identified as unnecessary,…… Continue reading CMS released two final rules that impact home health and hospice agencies.

CMS releases revised manual instructions for billing under PDGM

Sharon Hamilton MS, RN, CFDS Clinical Consultant, Briggs Healthcare Transmittal 4378 SUMMARY OF CHANGES: This Change Request revises additional sections of Pub. 100-04, chapter 10, to support the implementation of the HH PDGM and creates new sections to describe the HH PDGM Grouper program. Follow the link to Transmittal 4378: https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Guidance/Transmittals/2019Downloads/R4378CP.pdf

CMS has issued a final rule governing Hospice payment for FY2020.

Sharon Hamilton MS, RN, CFDS Clinical Consultant, Briggs Healthcare SUMMARY: This final rule updates the hospice wage index, payment rates, and cap amount for fiscal year 2020. This rule also rebases the continuous home care, general inpatient care, and the inpatient respite care per diem payment rates in a budget-neutral manner to more accurately align Medicare…… Continue reading CMS has issued a final rule governing Hospice payment for FY2020.