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Preliminary MedPAC Recommendations on Home Health Payment

Posted by Crystal Parks on Dec 23, 2015 8:57:38 AM

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On December 11, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) held a public meeting to discuss tentative recommendations on Medicare home health payment policy for 2017. The December meeting is a prelude to its March Report to Congress that outlines its recommendations and supporting analysis.

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Topics: Medicare, Home Health

Post-Acute LINK Elite Supplier Award

Posted by Crystal Parks on Oct 27, 2015 10:59:50 AM

Delta Health Technologies® is proud to announce that it has earned an 'Elite Supplier' distinction for the 2016 Post-Acute LINK Conference. This award is given to the companies that ranked in the top 10% of suppliers based on provider scores for their ability to be consultative, innovative, and the overall value of each supplier meeting. 2016 Post Acute Elite Supplier Award

"This seal identifies Delta Health Technologies as a progressive thought leader in the post-acute arena, and as an organization that understands how to build partnerships with clients," said Meredith Anastasio, Post-Acute LINK Managing Director.

Home Health is poised to be the care setting of choice as it's more affordable and delivers more positive patient outcomes. Delta understand this and released the Growing Long Term Post-Acute Care Market Infographic. This infographic is a helpful tool to allow care-at-home providers to visualize how they can grow their business and have the quantitative data needed to change their business model to be successful. 

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Topics: Post Acute Care, Home Health

2015 Home Health Grouper Impacted by Recent ICD-10 Guidance

Posted by Crystal Parks on Aug 21, 2015 1:41:26 PM

ICD10 Guidelines for Home Health 

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has recently learned that the organizations responsible for the official ICD-10 coding guidance has issued clarification that would require home health agencies to indicate an “A” (initial encounter) in the 7th character for some ICD-10 codes. An “A” in the 7th character should be used for any encounter where the patient is still receiving active treatment for the clinical condition, including home health.

Experts have understood that an "A" would never be appropriate as the 7th character for a home health diagnosis. The reason being is the patient would have been seen initially in another setting. But, the initial encounter definition in the ICD-10 coding guidelines is broader than experts realized.

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Topics: ICD-10, Home Health

Home Health PEPPER Available

Posted by Crystal Parks on Jul 20, 2015 9:29:45 AM

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Topics: Home Health

Home Health and Hospice Open Door Forum Set for July 8

Posted by Crystal Parks on Jun 29, 2015 9:53:34 AM

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On Wednesday, July 8, 2015, CMS will host a Home Health, Hospice & Durable Medical Equipment Open Door Forum at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time.  The agenda includes home health and hospice rule updates, home health star ratings update, information on accessing home health CASPER reports, and publication of the OMB-approved OASIS-C1/ICD-10 data set and final OASIS-C1/ICD-10 manuals. 

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Topics: CMS Open Door Forum, Hospice, Home Health

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