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The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) is a defining opportunity for the role of therapy in transitioning from volume to value in the home healthcare industry. The physiology of the geriatric patient doesn’t change January 1, 2020. The thing that will … Keep Reading
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has confirmed the new start date for implementation of Review Choice Demonstration. Here are ten important things to know about this change affecting home health providers. Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) will begin … Keep Reading
The home health Industry’s coming payment reform, the Patient-Driven Groupings Model or PDGM, has exposed a common deficit: correct use of the ICD-10-CM code set’s Official Guidelines and Conventions. When the 2019 Home Health Prospective Payment System (HHPPS) Final Rule … Keep Reading
Traditional healthcare in an acute-care setting is governed by a complex set of regulations. The post-acute care sector of healthcare faces an even more intricate web of rules and regulations set by leaders at the state and national levels. It … Keep Reading
The new Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) takes effect first in Illinois and will later expand to Ohio, North Carolina, Texas, and Florida. CMS reserves the option to expand in the future to other states in the Home Health and Hospice … Keep Reading
OASIS-D is coming soon to the home health industry, introducing new regulations and requirements beginning January 1, 2019. Understanding the new items and modifications in the OASIS-D assessment is essential for industry professionals to ensure accurate, high-quality data collection. Changes … Keep Reading
A pending notice on the Federal Register’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) website quietly appeared this week announcing the launch of the reemergence of Pre-Claim Review (PCR) for home health agencies in certain states. The document, which outlines … Keep Reading
President Donald Trump recently signed a federal spending bill into law that includes many measures that will impact the home health care industry. Home Health agencies are advised to become familiar with these developments and stay informed on the latest … Keep Reading
As we begin 2018, Axxess is grateful for the trust and cooperation we have received from our friends in the industry as we have worked together to deliver the best possible care to those in need. Axxess is committed to … Keep Reading
As we continue our blog series on the updated Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for home health agencies, we turn our focus to the Infection Prevention and Control Standards found at Subpart B, §484.70. These standards are to ensure protection … Keep Reading
Previous blogs have mentioned CMS’ focus on the Triple Aim: Improving the patient experience of care (including quality and satisfaction); Improving the health of populations; and reducing the per capita cost of health care. In a review of the updated … Keep Reading
The 2018 Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) Final Rule was recently posted, with no significant payment changes for the coming year. As noted in a November 2 blog post, the Home Health Groupings Model (HHGM) proposed for 2019, … Keep Reading

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