Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum – Thursday, April 8, 2021

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum is scheduled for: Thursday, April 8, 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 Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum – Thursday, April 8, 2021

Unsung Heroes: The Crucial Role – and Tenuous Circumstances – of Home Health Aides During the Pandemic

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Even as the pandemic took a devastating toll on health care workers and older adults in the United States, many home health aides continued to report to work and provide vital care to vulnerable people despite the health risks to themselves and their own families.  KFF’s…… Continue reading Unsung Heroes: The Crucial Role – and Tenuous Circumstances – of Home Health Aides During the Pandemic

Correction to Period Sequence Edits on Home Health Claims

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare On March 16, 2021, CMS issued Transmittal 10596/Change Request 12085.  This Change Request revises Common Working File home health period sequence edits to no longer exclude low utilization payment adjustment claims. EFFECTIVE DATE: January 1, 2020 – Claim “From” dates on or after this date. *Unless…… Continue reading Correction to Period Sequence Edits on Home Health Claims

Signatures on Home Health Orders

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Today (February 26, 2021), the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) and Iowa Medicaid Enterprise (IME) issued Informational Letter No. 2221-MC-FFS to all Home Health providers.  This provision becomes effective March 1, 2021.   Note my bolding in the 3rd paragraph of this notification below as it…… Continue reading Signatures on Home Health Orders

Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum … Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum is scheduled for Tuesday, January 26, 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 Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum … Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum – December 16, 2020

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum is scheduled for Wednesday, December 16, 2020 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    …… Continue reading Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum – December 16, 2020

Home Health Agencies: Check Out This Free PDGM Grouper Tool!

Lisa Selman-Holman, JD, BSN, RNPresident, Selman-Holman & Associates I’m sharing Lisa’s post so you can take advantage of this free PDGM Grouper Tool as well as the other great information you need for your agency. Our new PDGM grouper allows you to project Health Insurance Prospective Payment System (HIPPS) codes for expected revenue.  Now you can…… Continue reading Home Health Agencies: Check Out This Free PDGM Grouper Tool!

Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum – November 4, 2020

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum is scheduled for Wednesday, November 4, 2020 PM at 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern Time (ET). Please call at least 15 minutes prior to the forum start time. **This Agenda is Subject to Change**  Opening RemarksChair – Brian…… Continue reading Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum – November 4, 2020

Introduction to the Home Health Quality Reporting Program Web-Based Training

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering a web-based training course for those who are new to the Home Health (HH) Quality Reporting Program (QRP). This course is designed to provide a general overview of the program as well as a variety of…… Continue reading Introduction to the Home Health Quality Reporting Program Web-Based Training