2019 Rural Add-On Changes

By Melinda Gaboury / Posted on: November 30, 2018

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

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

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 (UPDATED)

By Melinda Gaboury / Posted on: August 27, 2018

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS) finalized all of the proposed changes to the Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Model for implementation January 1, 2019. One of the refinements of VBP removed five measures, while adding two new composite measures.

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