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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
Billing and revenue exchange is one of the biggest issues for home health agencies across the nation. Agencies without proper billing practices are facing challenges of delayed payments right now. Agencies must expertly examine and fine tune their auditing and … Keep Reading
One of the greatest opportunities for home care agencies today is to reduce hospital readmissions. Agencies should seize the opportunity to partner and build relationships with hospitals, rehab centers and ACOs to help alleviate the penalties hospitals face for patients … Keep Reading
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has made history by releasing the first ever Home Health Experience of Care Star Ratings. The CMS Deputy Administrator and Chief Medical Officer Patrick Conway, M.D., MSc. stated "Having the HHCAHPS Survey … Keep Reading
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the draft copy of the updated Outcome and Assessment Information Set, OASIS-C2. The newly updated OASIS-C2 data set is scheduled to replace OASIS-C1 on January 1, 2017, and has multiple … Keep Reading