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CMS Proposed Home Health Payment Rule for CY 2023: What you Should Know

2022-07-01T16:14:27-05:00Categories: Blog, Home Health|Tags: , , , |

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services released its proposed home health payment rule for CY 2023 on June 17, 2022. We’ve outlined the must-know details for home health providers to stay informed.

The Importance of Patient Satisfaction on your Value-Based Purchasing Score

2022-07-29T09:08:00-05:00Categories: Blog, Home Health|Tags: , , , |

While the HHCAHPS survey makes up 30% of an agency’s VBP score, it also provides valuable and meaningful feedback. Discover ways your organization can work to implement a one-to-one connection with patients and provide a safe, comfortable environment.

3 Strategies to Optimize a Healthcare System Implementation

2022-06-17T10:52:43-05:00Categories: Blog, Home Health|Tags: , , , , |

System implementations are known as big lifts to many organizations. Discover 3 key strategies that will aid in the optimization of your implementation.

The QAPI Mystery Solved | Plan, Do, Study, Act

2022-06-03T09:29:57-05:00Categories: Blog, Home Health|Tags: , , , |

Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) programs should not be viewed as just another regulation, but as a tool to bring optimal results to your agency and help keep quality care top of mind. Learn how to effectively build and execute process improvements for your agency.

Hospice Additional Development Requests and Appeals | Trends, Best Practices & Teamwork

2022-05-26T13:17:41-05:00Categories: Blog, Home Health|Tags: , , , , |

As the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services continues to increase reviews to ensure hospice agencies remain compliant, it is crucial to ensure your are properly managing Additional Development Requests and appeals. Discover current process trends, best practices to follow, and how effective teamwork can lead to long-term success.

Assisted Living Communities: Tracking Performance Risks

2022-04-07T14:36:24-05:00Categories: Blog, Home Health|Tags: , , |

Assisted living communities that operate with a high level of quality care give families the confident and comfort they need in knowing their loved ones are in a safe place. Defining your community's key risks areas and creating an efficient improvement plan is crucial to ensuring quality of care is top of mind.

Initial Visit vs. SOC Comprehensive Assessment – Understanding the Difference

2022-04-07T10:24:30-05:00Categories: Blog, Home Health|Tags: , |

Due to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE), CMS has waived the Home Health Condition of Participation under 42 CFR § 484.55(a) regarding the initial assessment. Learn the difference between the initial visit vs. a SOC Comprehensive Assessment.

Reduce Claim Denials Under RCD with a Strong Face-to-Face Compliance Program

2022-04-07T09:50:33-05:00Categories: Blog, Home Health|Tags: , , , |

Review Choice Demonstration is in full cycle in Illinois, Ohio, North Carolina, Florida, and Texas. In June 2021, Palmetto GBA posted the top reasons for non-Affirmation and claim denials, many being related to Face-to-Face encounters.

Preparing for OASIS-E Implementation – Elevate, Enrich, Excel

2022-03-29T16:09:37-05:00Categories: Blog, Home Health|Tags: , |

After the delay of the OASIS-E implementation due to the ongoing COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, CMS has announced that it is projected to be put into effect at the start of 2023. Organizations need to understand the scope and comprehensiveness of these changes.

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