Archives: 2017, April

Hospice Proposed Rule

By Leslie Heagy, RN, COS-C / Posted on: April 27, 2017

In addition to the proposed changes for hospice providers CMS included proposed changes to the Home Health Quality Reporting program (HH QRP) to resume in the reporting for January 2022. The proposed rule for hospice and home health QRP is summarized in today’s blog.


Negative Pressure Wound Therapy with a Disposable Device Billing Specifics (NPWT)

By Melinda A. Gaboury, CEO / Posted on: April 21, 2017

The 2017 Final Home Care Rule included clarification that payment for the NPWT device is when a HHA “furnishes NPWT using a disposable device” to mean when the HHA provider is either initially applying an entirely new disposable NPWT device, or removing a disposable NPWT device and replacing it with an entirely new one.