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Questionable Encounters are primary diagnosis codes that are not specific enough to support the need for home health services that result in a return to provider (RTP) and ultimately delays in payment.
CMS’s new discharge planning final rules requires that home health agency data be provided to the patient at the time of their discharge.
With PDGM on the horizon and the RCD continuing its rollout just a few months after, it’s important to begin assessing readiness and staff education as soon as possible.
The healthcare industry has faced numerous challenges in finding effective ways to achieve the triple aim through improving the patient experience, improving health of communities and reducing healthcare costs, and implementing innovative payment strategies is essential in achieving those goals.
For home health agencies, the holidays mean more than spending time with family and time off work. Change is a constant of the home health industry, and the introduction of OASIS-D1 on January 1, 2020 proves this to be true. Luckily, the revisions occurring under OASIS-D1 are considered minor - but as we know, even [...]
The opioid crisis and hospital drug theft have been appearing more frequently in headlines for several years, making drug diversion a front-running issue in the acute space.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the CY 2020 Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update, which finalized changes for the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) that will go into effect on January 1, 2020.
As the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) is approaching, organizations are currently focusing on how it will impact revenue cycle functions. To prepare financially prior to PDGM’s implementation date of January 1, 2020, home health organizations can focus on cash collections to be prepared for any loss or delay in cash flow due to the significant changes under the new model and identify risks that could cause potential delays across the revenue cycle.