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.

CY 2021 Final Home Health Payment Rule Released: What you need to know

2020-12-28T15:07:13-05:00Categories: Blog, Home Health|Tags: , , , , |

CMS released its final home health payment rule for 2021 on October 29, 2020. We’ve outlined important aspects of the final rule that home health providers need to know to stay informed and keep operations running smoothly.

What You Need to Know About the ICD-10-CM Updates for FY 2021

2020-12-28T15:04:19-05:00Categories: Blog, Home Health|Tags: , , , , |

October 1, 2020 is just around the corner, meaning it’s time for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to release the home health ICD-10-CM update files for FY 2021.

How a Better Back Office Infrastructure Can Foster Growth

2020-09-14T10:27:10-05:00Categories: Blog, Home Health, Hospice|Tags: , , |

Over the course of the past year, the efforts of home health agencies have been primarily focused on adapting behaviors under the new PDGM stipulations. The stress of adhering to these new regulations was compounded by the advent of COVID-19, levying an onerous burden on home health and hospice agencies.

6 Steps to Success Under the FY 2020 Hospice Final Rule

2020-12-28T15:07:48-05:00Categories: Blog, Hospice|Tags: , , , |

In Fiscal Year 2020 (FY 2020), hospices will be mandated to provide an election statement addendum upon request from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). With new election benefit requirements enacted as a condition of payment as soon as October 1, 2020, it is time for your organization to prepare for these changes.

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