CMS has announced that eligible providers can apply for accelerated payments during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new Accelerated Payment Center in Axxess Home Health provides forms, resources and information to help agencies apply for accelerated payment.
To access the Accelerated Payment Center, users must have permission to manage company information.
To give a user permission to manage company information, edit the user’s profile and navigate to the Permissions tab. Select the Manage Company Information permission under Administration and click Save to complete the process.
Admin tab ➜ Lists ➜ Users ➜ Edit ➜ Permissions tab ➜ Administration section ➜ Manage Company Information ➜ Save
Once the Manage Company Information permission is enabled, users can navigate to the Admin tab and select Accelerated Payment Center from the drop-down menu.
Admin tab ➜ Accelerated Payment Center
In the Accelerated Payment Center, select a location to apply for accelerated payment. The forms, revenue, and resource sections will automatically update based on the location’s data and Medicare intermediary.
The center is broken down into the following sections:
Forms/Resources: This section provides all forms and resources distributed by CMS related to accelerated payments.
Revenue – Past 3 Months: This section collects payment postings for the selected location over the past 90 days. This data provides a reference point for deciding how much your agency may want to request in your accelerated payments application.
Note: CMS has stated that an agency can request up to 100% of its estimated revenue for the next 90 days. For some agencies, using historical payment information may not be the most accurate way to determine future predicted revenue. This section should only be used as a guideline and is only as accurate as the payment details posted in Axxess Home Health.
Pre-Application Recommendations: This section provides useful tips and guidance published by the intermediary assigned to the selected location.
Eligibility Criteria: This section provides all current eligibility guidelines for the provider’s eligibility as published by CMS.
Application Resources: This section provides application forms that correspond to the selected location’s intermediary and includes the selected location’s provider information.
Submitting an Application: This section provides all application submission methods published by the selected location’s intermediary.