Identifying Common Coding Challenges in These 7 Code Categories

2021-03-29T14:56:28-05:00Categories: Blog, Home Health|Tags: , , , |

Learn these common coding challenges and what to look for in these seven coding categories to help ensure accurate and high-quality clinical documentation.

Case Management Model: Your Key to PDGM Success

2021-02-18T11:26:29-05:00Categories: Blog, Home Health|Tags: , , |

PDGM challenges home health agencies to provide efficient and effective care in order to be successful financially while maintaining focus on delivering care that improves the patient’s functional abilities.

PDGM Best Practice: Turn to Episode Management to Drive Efficient Visit Utilization

2021-01-29T10:43:08-05:00Categories: Blog, Home Health|Tags: , , , |

It’s apparent that home health providers are struggling with efficient visit utilization under PDGM. By leveraging best practice episode management strategies, however, providers can drive efficient visit utilization, deliver high quality care and ensure financial viability.

3 Tips to Enhance the Hospice Physician Narrative Summary

2021-01-14T11:07:03-05:00Categories: Blog, Hospice|Tags: , , |

One component of the hospice certification of terminal illness requirements is the narrative summary, a brief narrative designed to explain clinical findings that support a life expectancy of six months or less.

CMS Extends Phased-in Participation of Review Choice Demonstration in Florida and North Carolina

2020-12-28T15:02:14-05:00Categories: Blog, Home Health|Tags: , , , , , |

CMS announced December 22, 2020 that they will be extending the phased-in participation of the Review Choice Demonstration for home health agencies in Florida and North Carolina until March 31, 2021.

New COVID-19 ICD-10 Codes Effective January 1, 2021

2020-12-28T15:02:30-05:00Categories: Blog, Home Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

As we saw in April 2020, there again will be an expedited release of ICD-10-CM codes related to COVID-19 effective January 1, 2021.

In Case You Missed It: Home Health Compare Tool Retired, Data Refresh Delayed Until 2022

2020-12-28T15:03:01-05:00Categories: Blog, Home Health|Tags: , , , , |

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced the last refresh for the Home Health Compare is delayed until 2022 and Care Compare replaces Home Health Compare Tool. 

Reading Between the Lines – No-Pay RAP January 1, 2021

2020-12-28T15:06:42-05:00Categories: Blog, Home Health|Tags: , , , , |

Learn more about the No-Pay RAP effective January 1, 2021, what this change means for your HHA, and actions you can take now to prepare.

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