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Home Health Value Based Purchasing Moves a Step Closer to Reality

8/19/2017 HealthWare Other 0 Comments

Home Health Value Based Purchasing Moves a step closer to reality as Medicare contractors are directed to make changes needed to support the implementation of the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing project. Home health agencies that provide services in Arizona, Florida, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nebraska, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington, will see their payments adjusted upward or downward by 3% starting in January 2018. This amount will increase each year up to 8% for calendar year 2022.

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You can read the full text of the CMS transmittal here: R3836CP  

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8/15/2017 HealthWare Other 0 Comments
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From NAHC: How to Fix the Face-to-Face Requirement

8/14/2017 HealthWare Financial 0 Comments

In late May, Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Kenny Marchant (R-TX) introduced the Home Health Documentation and Program Improvement Act, H.R. 2663, in the House of Representatives. This bill serves as a long-awaited fix to the onerous face-to-face requirement. It also allows for a settlement on improperly denied claims due to the requirement.

Found in this article: “… a noticeable rise in approval rates was demonstrated once the home health agency’s record was considered alongside the physician’s patient record. We believe this is great evidence in proving the value of reviewing the entire patient record when determining claim status.”

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Are you submitting claims to Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) for services provided to Medicare beneficiaries?

8/13/2017 HealthWare Other 0 Comments

Date: August 4, 2017

SUBJECT: Suppression of the Standard Paper Remittance Advice (SPR) in 45 Days if also receiving Electronic Remittance Advice (ERA)

EFFECTIVE DATE: January 1, 2018 *Unless otherwise specified, the effective date is the date of service. IMPLEMENTATION DATE: January 2, 2018