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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 Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) is the most significant change to the home health payment reform in the past two decades. The impact from PDGM is expected to significantly shift service delivery and will change the structure of home health reimbursements. A key component for calculating payment under PDGM...
The Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) Performant Recovery, Inc. announced last month that they will conduct a complex home health review for documentation and medical necessity. They will do an annual additional development request (ADR) limit that will be one-half percent (0.5%) of the total Medicare paid claims from the previous year.
This agency was experiencing inaccuracies in OASIS scoring due to recent clinician turnover. Agency leadership found that dedicating ample resources to thoroughly train new staff in OASIS accuracy was necessary, but beyond what their internal resources could provide at the time.