The Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) Is Here!

By Melinda Gaboury / Posted on: March 13, 2019 3 minutes to read

The Office of Management & Budget (OMB) officially approved implementation of the Review Choice Demonstration in Home Health. Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) for Home Health Services will give providers in the demonstration states an initial choice of three options…


Required Hospice GIP Documentation

By Leslie Heagy / Posted on: February 4, 2019 6 minutes to read

General Inpatient (GIP) Care is one of the four levels of care available to patients who elect the Medicare Hospice Benefit. When may GIP level of care be appropriate? When is it NOT appropriate to use GIP level of care?


Agencies at Risk for Missing FIPS Codes

By Melinda Gaboury / Posted on: January 30, 2019 4 minutes to read

Home Health Agencies across the country are at risk for penalties and recouped claims if the FIPS code is NOT reported on ALL CLAIMS!


New Hospice Comprehensive Assessment Measure added to Hospice Compare

By Leslie Heagy / Posted on: January 18, 2019 7 minutes to read

The NEW Hospice Comprehensive Assessment Measure takes these 7 individual measures and combines them into a single metric. This measure is an “all-or-none” measure, which means that in order to receive credit, the hospice must successfully complete ALL 7 care processes for which the patient is eligible.