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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

Is Pre-Claim Review Coming Back?

Posted by Crystal Parks on May 31, 2018 9:10:18 AM

CMS plans to bring back an altered version of the Pre-Claim Review (PCR) demonstration that was halted at the end of March 2017.  The May 29 offer for public comment by CMS revealed that the PCR demonstration found paperwork errors instead of the fraud that it was intended to uncover. 

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Topics: Pre-Claim Review

Answers to Electronic Visit Verification Questions

Posted by Crystal Parks on May 17, 2018 4:53:03 PM

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CMS released additional information this week to assist states in meeting Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) requirements specified in the 21st Century Cures Act.  The CMS Informational Bulletin shares EVV implementation strategies and practices for EVV education and training. The FAQs include responses to an array of critical questions received from states, including clarification of the specific types of personal care and home health services that must utilize EVV systems.  The following are the relevant parts of the FAQs. 

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Topics: electronic visit verification, evv

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