On October 29, 2015 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced changes to the home health prospective payment system (HH PPS) for calendar year (CY) 2016, and published the final rules on November 5, 2015 in the Federal Register. The focus of the latest updates include changes intended... Keep Reading
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently sent out MLN Matters number SE1524, which announced a “Probe and Educate” review of claims by Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) for episodes starting August 1, 2015 and beyond. This CMS mandated ADR (Additional Documentation Request) probe will be focused on assessing... Keep Reading
Marvin Javellana, co-owner of the Better Care Home Health agency, explains how data from Axxess and the clinicians at the agency have proved the organization’s value as a member of an Accountable Care Organization (ACO). Axxess tracks key data that impresses hospitals with the cost-savings value of the partnership. ... Keep Reading
Home health care agencies and other providers can make judgment calls in when to use certain ICD-10 codes that in most circumstances are not meant to appear together, according to interim guidance issued Monday by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).
Jennifer Gibson, RN, HCS-D, COS-C and Lead Trainer at... Keep Reading
Editor’s note: Original article featuring Axxess expert was published on Home Health Care News.
ICD-10 is here for most home health agencies, whether they are ready or not.
Unprepared agencies will face “decreased productivity and rejected reimbursement claims” as immediate challenges following implementation, according to Jennifer Gibson; RN, HCS-D and COS-C, and ... Keep Reading
Editor's note: Original article featuring Axxess published on HealthcareDIVE.
After years of planning, software upgrades, complaints, varying degrees of panic and numerous delays, the new generation of U.S. healthcare codes goes into effect today.
"Many agencies were gearing up for the transition first set for Oct. 1, 2014. However, when... Keep Reading
Is Your Organization Ready for October 1?
DALLAS (Sept. 28, 2015) – Axxess, an industry leader in home health management software and accredited by the American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC), offers in-person, hands-on training to help home health organizations effectively transition to the new ICD-10-CM medical code set, effective October 1,... Keep Reading
As the delivery of healthcare evolves to become more interconnected, coordinating care between nurses, pharmacists, physicians, social workers and other disciplines has become increasingly important. Ultimately, this collaboration helps improve patient outcomes.
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Ready or Not, ICD-10 Takes Effect October 1.
DALLAS (Aug. 20, 2015) – Axxess, an industry leader in home health management software and accredited by the American Nursing Credentialing Center, offers in-person training to help home health organizations transition to the new ICD-10 medical code set, effective October 1, 2015.
In just... Keep Reading
ICD-10-CM Transition: Prepare for Cash-Flow Impact.
DALLAS (August 18, 2015) Axxess, an industry leader in home health management software -- also accredited by the American Nursing Credentialing Center has released a white paper to help home health agencies effectively manage the transition to the ICD-10 medical code set, which is... Keep Reading