By Melinda A. Gaboury, CEO / Posted on: October 21, 2019
As home health agencies continue to plan for the implementation of PDGM there are some very important questions that agencies should be asking of the software vendors/electronic medical records (EMR) that will be utilized for clinical documentation and billing of Medicare Home Health claims.
By Melinda A. Gaboury, CEO / Posted on: October 1, 2019
Transitioning to the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) has already begun to impact operations for home health agencies that are indeed convinced that preparation must begin now. Diagnosis coding and OASIS ADL data are two significant areas that the agency can impact by deeper education and understanding of both items. Clinicians must understand the dire importance of including the appropriate disease processes in the assessment of the patient and development of care plans.
By Melinda A. Gaboury, CEO / Posted on: August 27, 2019
January 1, 2020 will bring many new beginnings, including the Patient Driven Groupings Model (PDGM). No doubt the largest reimbursement system overhaul in home health since October 2000. CMS continues to tweak the model and updates to the Claims Processing Manuals have begun.
By Melinda A. Gaboury, CEO / Posted on: July 1, 2019
CMS has announced that the revised OASIS-D1 instruments will be effective January 1, 2020. Changes to the OASIS-D data set and data collection guidance were finalized in the Calendar Year (CY) 2019 HH Final Rule, CMS 1689-FC.
By Melinda A. Gaboury, CEO / Posted on: April 30, 2019
Home health agencies may find many of the changes to OASIS-D daunting, but there are several modifications that have helped make assessments easier than ever before. The Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT Act) is the primary driving force behind the OASIS changes.
By Melinda A. Gaboury, CEO / Posted on: August 8, 2018
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS) released the CY2019 Medicare Home Health payment rule July 12, 2018. This proposed rule is voluminous and carries an immense number of proposed changes. HPS will continue analyzing and updating the proposed elements of this rule.