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The Patient-Driven Groupings Model is certainly the biggest change to Medicare home health reimbursement in 20 years. However, this fundamental challenge to revenue cycle management is less daunting for providers who use Axxess solutions. During the recent Home Health Care … Keep Reading
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) publishes a proposed rule for home health each summer for the following payment year. While this proposal outlines the payment structure for the calendar year following its release, it often outlines other … Keep Reading
Hospice providers must now understand the new rules that surround the disposal of opioids. The Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act, was recently approved by Congress and signed into law. This law authorizes hospice … Keep Reading
In its proposed rule for Fiscal Year 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has suggested rate increases to agencies for the provision of Continuous Home Care (CHC), General Inpatient Care (GIP), and Inpatient Respite Care (IRC). These increases are proposed to help hospice agencies offset the cost … Keep Reading
Like many people in the field of home healthcare, Peter Ross had a personal experience that piqued his interest and moved him into the industry. He shared his story during a recent episode of the Help Choose Home podcast. Formerly … Keep Reading
The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) will significantly change reimbursements for home health organizations, and as our industry learns more about how it will impact day-to-day operations, questions continue to surface. Axxess has created a resource page with quick reference guides … 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
Bill Carlson, Dennis Petroskey, Katie Naranjo and Eli Tomar meet with U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (R-Tex.) As the House Republicans offered up their proposal to reform and replace the Affordable Care Act and the markup process began, more than 20 … Keep Reading
In the first blog in this series, we laid out the most salient risks that home health and hospice agencies face today, as identified by Liles Parker PLLC. This entry will focus on the second risk area, exclusion screening. Long … Keep Reading
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the postponement of the start dates for the subsequent pre-claim review (PCR) demonstration states – Florida, Texas, Michigan, and Massachusetts. CMS announced the change after the experience in Illinois has highlighted … Keep Reading
The way to deal with the constant barrage of new and updated legislation from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) may be simple – give a voice to the patients that you care for on a daily basis! … Keep Reading
Author: CMS
New demonstration enhances agency’s enrollment and investigative options Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced an extension and statewide expansion of fraud-fighting temporary provider enrollment moratoria efforts in six states, along with a new related demonstration project … Keep Reading

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