2019 Rural Add-On Changes

By Melinda Gaboury / Posted on: November 30, 2018 3 minutes to read

As if the changes in the payment system were not enough. Based on the 2019 Medicare Home Health Final Rule, released in early November 2018, the Rural Add-On is being completely revised.

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OASIS-D: ARE YOU READY FOR 2019?

By Melinda Gaboury / Posted on: October 30, 2018 5 minutes to read

OASIS has indeed changed again and quite dramatically this time. While there are 28 M items that have been deleted from the data set and only 6 new ones added, don’t be fooled into believing that this will be a breeze.

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Top Denial Reasons – Hospice Targeted Probe and Educate

By Leslie Heagy / Posted on: September 11, 2018 5 minutes to read

Targeted Probe and Educate (TPE) is underway for Hospice Agencies. HPS is seeing many ADR denials with agencies moving to round 2 and 3 of TPE from both CGS and NGS.

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2019 Value Based Purchasing Proposed Changes

By Melinda Gaboury / Posted on: August 27, 2018 5 minutes to read

CMS released the CY2019 Medicare Home Health payment rule July 12, 2018. A large part of the proposed changes are to the Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Model. One of the agency’s proposed refinements of VBP is removing five measures while adding two new proposed composite measures.

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