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Home Health Low Utilization Payment Adjustment Threshold: Bill Correctly

Palmetto GBA

In a recent report, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) found that Medicare improperly paid some claims for home health services with 5-7 visits in a payment episode. Review the Medicare Home Health Benefit and Home Health Prospective Payment System (PPS) booklets to properly bill for services slightly above the…

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Florida Legislature Passes COVID-19 Liability Protections for Health Care Providers

Today, the Florida House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 7014, COVID-19-Related Claims Against Health Care Providers. The legislation extends the COVID-19 limitations of liability for health care providers, including home health agencies, through June 1, 2023. Click here for a detailed analysis of the legislation. The House of Representatives voted 87-31 to pass the measure, which was approved…

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CMS Submits OASIS-E to OMB

Courtesy of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) The Office of Management & Budget (OMB) has issued the information collection packet for the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS)-E, which includes three attachments and the Supporting Statement document outlining the burden estimate for both home health agencies and the federal government. The OASIS-E assessment…

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CMS Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum Scheduled for Thursday, February 24

The next Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Home Health, Hospice & Durable Medical Equipment Open Door Forum (ODF) is scheduled for Thursday, February 24, 2022, at 2:00 PM ET. Please call at least 15 minutes prior to the forum start time. The following agenda is subject to change. Opening Remarks (Chair – Brian Slater, Center…

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CMS Provides Quality Reporting and Other Updates in February Open Door Forum

Courtesy of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) During the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recent Home Health, Hospice, and DME (Durable Medicare Equipment) Open Door Forum (ODF) held on Thursday, February 24, the following information and updates were provided for Medicare-certified home health agencies. Notice of Admission (NOA) CMS…

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