Tag: home health agencies

Submit a proposal to speak at DecisionHealth’s home health events

DecisionHealth is doing something monumental in 2021 and combining all the annual home health events into one can’t-miss extravaganza that will deliver fresh valuable content for nearly every title and function in home health agencies. We are recruiting home health professionals to speak at our Home Health World conferences, taking place between Aug. 16-19, 2021, […]

Senators introduce act to improve reimbursement for telehealth

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) recently introduced the Home Health Emergency Access to Telehealth (HEAT) Act — a bipartisan bill to provide Medicare reimbursement for telehealth services by home health agencies during the COVID-19 emergency — and future public health emergencies.  “Home health serves a vital role in helping our nation’s seniors […]

CMS clarifies RAP submission billing rules

CMS revised change request (CR) 11855 clarifying rules around the 5-day RAP submission requirement need to prevent payment delays starting in January. The article details how to document situations in which a date could not be entered on line 0023 because the first visit did not occur within the first five days of the period. […]

Q4 PEPPPERS to be delivered to home health agencies soon

PEPPERs for the fourth quarter of calendar year 2019 will be delivered to home health agencies on August 12, 2020. According to the PEPPER website, PEPPERs will be available electronically to the agency’s CEO, president, administrator, compliance officer or quality assurance/performance improvement officer with the certification number (which is also referred to as Provider Number […]

Button down your infection control as measles, HAV outbreaks spread

Recent measles outbreaks in the United States are a grim reminder that infection control is crucial for post-acute providers. Twenty-two states have seen outbreaks of rubella in recent months, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The disease had been considered eradicated in 2000, and anti-vaccination sentiments are thought to have […]

The IMPACT Act in 2017 — last chance to register for CMS event

Thursday, February 23 from 1:30 to 3 pm ET To register or for more information, click here. The Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT Act) requires the reporting of standardized patient assessment data by Post-Acute Care (PAC) providers, including skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, and long-term care hospitals. During […]