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MedPAC Considering Payment Changes for Home Health & Hospice in 2020

Posted by Crystal Parks on Dec 14, 2018 9:57:27 AM

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Last Friday, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) convened for presentations and discussions regarding the Medicare hospice and home health benefits.  The commission was presented information on current payment adequacy based on data from years past and suggestions from MedPAC staff for recommendations the committee will make to Congress for 2020.

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Topics: Hospice, Home Health, Regulatory Update

Is the Review Choice Demonstration Beginning in December 2018?

Posted by Crystal Parks on Sep 27, 2018 6:17:05 PM

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued a second Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) notice for public comment for the Home Health Pre-Claim Review Demonstration (A.K.A. Review Choice Demonstration). This notice is for a 30-day public comment period.CMS-log-blue

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Topics: Pre-Claim Review

EVV Delay Signed Into Law

Posted by Crystal Parks on Aug 1, 2018 5:42:05 PM

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On Monday evening, President Donald J. Trump signed into law  H.R. 6042, a bipartisan bill which passed Congress in July.  This bill allows states to delay electronic visit verification in Medicaid-reimbursed care services for one year.

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Topics: electronic visit verification

Proposed CY 2019 Home Health PPS Rule

Posted by Crystal Parks on Jul 19, 2018 2:14:00 PM

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CMS held an Open Door Forum last week, where the majority of the call was dedicated to the 2019 proposed Home Health Prospective Payment System (PPS) rate update rule.  Read more for a summary of the rule:

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Topics: Home Health, OASIS, home health five star rating, pps payment

House Passes Electronic Visit Verification Bill

Posted by Crystal Parks on Jun 20, 2018 6:07:50 PM

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Topics: electronic visit verification, evv

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