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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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