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

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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

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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

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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.

Tell the Patient’s Story: Clinical Documentation in PDGM

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Clinical documentation plays many roles within healthcare. It validates the patient care provided, supports coding decisions, and facilitates claims processing, billing, and reimbursement. But at its core, clinical documentation works as a narrative in telling the patient’s story – where the patient has been, what they are going through and what the future holds for them.

Beat the Audit Heat: Ensure Quality Home Health Medical Necessity and Face-to-Face Documentation

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Inadequate medical necessity and face-to-face (F2F) documentation are the source of many denials, and auditors will look specifically for accurate F2F and medical necessity documentation that supports the skilled services provided to patients.

Implementing A Multifacted Approach for Strategic Denial Management Within Health Systems

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There are many different factors that can lead to rising audits and denials within any healthcare organization. Even when all the boxes seem to be checked, denials continue to rise.

Top 4 Benefits of Using Interim Leaders in Healthcare

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When an organization loses a key member of the management team, it creates a void that can impact care delivery and overall operations in many ways.

Leveraging Telehealth Effectively for Delivering Hospice Care

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Many questions regarding how to monitor the effectiveness of a telehealth visit in the hospice setting and whether hospice care should be, or even can be provided in this manner have emerged.

Emergency Preparedness Plan: Evaluating Effectiveness and Staying Compliant

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The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the importance for healthcare organizations to have an efficient emergency preparedness plan in place. Learn the different aspects leadership should consider when developming a compliant emergency preparedness plan to lessen adverse impacts, keep business on track and keep your staff and patients safe.

2019-12-06T13:28:45-05:00Categories: Insights|
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