Tag: Home Health Quality Reporting Program

CMS announces relief for clinicians, providers, hospitals and facilities participating in Quality Reporting Programs in response to COVID-19

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is supporting clinicians on the front lines by getting red tape out of the way so the healthcare delivery system can focus on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) response. CMS is implementing additional extreme and uncontrollable circumstances policy exceptions and extensions for upcoming quality measure reporting and […]

Quick reference guides for home health now available

CMS recently released guides on the home health quality reporting program as well as home health help desks. The quick reference guides for CY2021 and CY2022 home health quality reporting give high-level information on the program, including frequently asked questions and helpful links, according to CMS. The revised guide to home health help desks was […]

Agencies out of compliance with quality reporting program requirements to receive notification letters

Home health agencies found out of compliance with the Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HHQRP) will soon receive notification from CMS.  Non-compliance will affect agencies’ CY2020 annual payment update. Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) mailed non-compliance notifications Oct. 1. The notifications are also available in agency CASPER folders as of Oct. 1. The agencies that receive a […]

Proposed rule: CMS moving forward with PDGM in 2020

CMS is staying true to plans to implement a new payment model. The 2020 PPS proposed rule, which was posted to the Federal Register July 11, reinforces the plan to implement the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2020. The model will move from 60-day episodes to 30-day payment periods. While […]

CMS forum provides noteworthy updates about HEART and quality reporting training

Brought to you by Home Health Line. To address concerns raised during pilot testing for its planned comprehensive hospice assessment tool, CMS has decided to delay further testing phases. But CMS is working diligently to retool the Hospice Evaluation and Assessment Reporting Tool (HEART) and plans to hold quarterly special open door forums beginning in […]