Expanded HHVBP Model: Registration Now Available – Navigating Performance Feedback Reports: Interim Performance Report (IPR) and Annual Performance Report (APR) – Thursday, August 25, 2:00 pm ET

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare On August 25th from 2:00 pm ET – 3:00 pm ET, the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Technical Assistance (TA) Team will present Navigating Performance Feedback Reports: Interim Performance Report (IPR) and Annual Performance Report (APR). Understanding the content of each report is essential to…… Continue reading Expanded HHVBP Model: Registration Now Available – Navigating Performance Feedback Reports: Interim Performance Report (IPR) and Annual Performance Report (APR) – Thursday, August 25, 2:00 pm ET

Next Open Door Forum: Home Health, Hospice and DME – August 10, 2022 

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum is scheduled for Wednesday, August 10, 2022 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 Next Open Door Forum: Home Health, Hospice and DME – August 10, 2022 

Now Available in iQIES: Expanded HHVBP Model Sample Reports

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare For learning purposes only, CMS is providing two sample reports– one for the Interim Performance Report (IPR) and one for the Annual Performance Report (APR). These sample reports do not include actual home health agency (HHA) performance data. The content of the sample reports is…… Continue reading Now Available in iQIES: Expanded HHVBP Model Sample Reports

Recruitment Announcement – Technical Expert Panel (TEP) for Hospice QRP and Home Health QRP Health Equity Quality Measure Development 

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Abt Associates is currently recruiting a wide range of hospice, home health, and health equity stakeholders—for example, providers, patient advocates, quality improvement, and health equity experts—to participate in a Technical Expert Panel (TEP) to provide input on a proposed health equity structural composite measure for both…… Continue reading Recruitment Announcement – Technical Expert Panel (TEP) for Hospice QRP and Home Health QRP Health Equity Quality Measure Development 

Home Health Agency PEPPER Available

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Q4CY21 release of the Home Health Agency (HHA) Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) is now available for download through the PEPPER Resources Portal. To obtain the HHA PEPPER: Review the Portal Access Instructions for accessing the HHA PEPPER on the Distribution Schedule…… Continue reading Home Health Agency PEPPER Available

July 2022 CMS Quarterly OASIS Q&As

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS has posted the July 2022 CMS Quarterly OASIS Q&As.  The 4-page document addresses these questions: Copyright references for developing electronic or paper-based documentationD0150/D0160 – agency forgot to complete the Patient Mood Interview when completing the patient’s Discharge assessmentUnder which conditions D0150 – Patient Mood Interview…… Continue reading July 2022 CMS Quarterly OASIS Q&As

Now Available in iQIES – Preview Reports and Star Rating Preview Reports for the October 2022 Refresh

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare For this refresh, Home Health (HH) Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) will be based on the standard number of quarters. Due to the COVID-19 reporting exceptions, the claims-based measures have been calculated excluding Q1 and Q2 2020 data from measure calculations. The HH QRP…… Continue reading Now Available in iQIES – Preview Reports and Star Rating Preview Reports for the October 2022 Refresh

CY 2023 HH PPS Proposed Rule and New Resources Now Available and Sample Reports Coming Soon

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare June FAQs Now Available The June edition of the Expanded HHVBP Model Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) is now available to assist home health agencies (HHAs) in understanding common terms used in the expanded Model and requirements under the Calendar Year (CY) 2022 Home Health Prospective…… Continue reading CY 2023 HH PPS Proposed Rule and New Resources Now Available and Sample Reports Coming Soon

OASIS Data Specifications V3.00.1

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS provided this notification just a few minutes ago (Wednesday, July 6, 2022): The OASIS Data Submission Specifications Version 3.00.1 are now available in the Downloads section of the Data Specifications webpage. This FINAL version applies to the OASIS-E item set, which is scheduled for implementation on January…… Continue reading OASIS Data Specifications V3.00.1

Expanded Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model: HHVBP Newsletter – June 2022

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP  Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The HHVBP Newsletter provides home health agencies (HHAs) with the latest information about the expanded HHVBP Model as well as important tools, news, and timely insights from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the HHVBP Model Technical Assistance (TA) Team. Please consider…… Continue reading Expanded Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model: HHVBP Newsletter – June 2022