Thursday, February 21, 2019

Home Health Heads-Up: Entering FIPS Codes on Claims

Effective January 1, 2019, all home health agencies must include value code 85 and the associated the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) code on the Request for Anticipated Payment and final claim.  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued Change Request (CR) 10782 explaining the need for including the FIPS code on home health…

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A NAHC 2.0 Strategic Planning Update

In August of 2017 the executive committee of the Board of Directors of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) announced the beginning of a comprehensive strategic planning process to evaluate the needs of the home care and hospice communities, the role that NAHC has played for the past 35 years in representing home…

NAHC Meetings and Events

The Conference Finance Pros in Home Health & Hospice Cannot Afford to Miss

The Financial Management Conference is a great place for home care and hospice leaders to exchange ideas and gain insights. Join the National Association for Home Care & Hospice and the Home Care & Hospice Financial Managers Association, July 15-17, in Austin, Texas, when financial managers and other leaders will gather to learn from each…

Membership Spotlight

NAHC Associate Marketplace

If you are an Associate Member, you are listed in our Associate Marketplace, the go-to resource for our home care and hospice provider members. The Associate Marketplace helps NAHC members find essential services, software, and tools from organizations they can trust. By updating your listing, you can showcase your business and attract these valuable customers.…

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Home Health CAHPS Participation Exemption Request Deadline

  Medicare-certified home health agencies that served 59 or fewer unduplicated patients between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018 who met the Home Health CAHPS (HHCAHPS) survey eligibility criteria can complete a Participation Exemption Request (PER).  The exemption is for the CY2020 annual payment update (APU).  The participation exemption is good for one year…

CMS to Supress RAP Payments on New Home Health Agencies

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a Med learn (MLN) Matters® article, SE 19005 that will place all new home health agencies (HHAs) into a provisional period of enhanced oversight. The provisional period will include a suppression of all Requests for Anticipated Payment (RAP) payments for 30 days to 1 year, effective…

For Your Information

A NAHC 2.0 Strategic Planning Update

In August of 2017 the executive committee of the Board of Directors of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) announced the beginning of a comprehensive strategic planning process to evaluate the needs of the home care and hospice communities, the role that NAHC has played for the past 35 years in representing home…

NAHC Meetings and Events

The Conference Finance Pros in Home Health & Hospice Cannot Afford to Miss

The Financial Management Conference is a great place for home care and hospice leaders to exchange ideas and gain insights. Join the National Association for Home Care & Hospice and the Home Care & Hospice Financial Managers Association, July 15-17, in Austin, Texas, when financial managers and other leaders will gather to learn from each…

Membership Spotlight

NAHC Associate Marketplace

If you are an Associate Member, you are listed in our Associate Marketplace, the go-to resource for our home care and hospice provider members. The Associate Marketplace helps NAHC members find essential services, software, and tools from organizations they can trust. By updating your listing, you can showcase your business and attract these valuable customers.…

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Hospices: Is Your Cap Report Good to Go?

As referenced previously, Medicare-participating hospice programs have until Thursday, February 28, 2019, to calculate and transmit their 2018 Aggregate Cap report to their Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC), along with any Cap liability (if one exists).  If the MAC does not receive the hospice’s completed report by the due date of February 28, 2019, the MAC…

For Your Information

A NAHC 2.0 Strategic Planning Update

In August of 2017 the executive committee of the Board of Directors of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) announced the beginning of a comprehensive strategic planning process to evaluate the needs of the home care and hospice communities, the role that NAHC has played for the past 35 years in representing home…

NAHC Meetings and Events

The Conference Finance Pros in Home Health & Hospice Cannot Afford to Miss

The Financial Management Conference is a great place for home care and hospice leaders to exchange ideas and gain insights. Join the National Association for Home Care & Hospice and the Home Care & Hospice Financial Managers Association, July 15-17, in Austin, Texas, when financial managers and other leaders will gather to learn from each…

Membership Spotlight

NAHC Associate Marketplace

If you are an Associate Member, you are listed in our Associate Marketplace, the go-to resource for our home care and hospice provider members. The Associate Marketplace helps NAHC members find essential services, software, and tools from organizations they can trust. By updating your listing, you can showcase your business and attract these valuable customers.…

Friday, February 15, 2019

CMS Updates Providers on PDGM and Quality Reporting Program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held a Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum yesterday where CMS representatives provided information on the new Home Health Patient Driven Grouping Model (PDGM), the home health quality reporting program and the Hospice Quality Reporting Program.  A summary of the information shared is below. Home…

Help Wanted: Maternal Neonatal Care Procedure Writers

Have you written clinical policies and procedures in the past?  Do you like doing the research and developing a detailed roadmap for someone to complete a task? Then we have a job that fits you perfectly! Specifically, we are looking for neonatal care procedure writers who are knowledgeable about the following topics: Breastfeeding assistance, home…

For Your Information

A NAHC 2.0 Strategic Planning Update

In August of 2017 the executive committee of the Board of Directors of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) announced the beginning of a comprehensive strategic planning process to evaluate the needs of the home care and hospice communities, the role that NAHC has played for the past 35 years in representing home…

NAHC Meetings and Events

The Conference Finance Pros in Home Health & Hospice Cannot Afford to Miss

The Financial Management Conference is a great place for home care and hospice leaders to exchange ideas and gain insights. Join the National Association for Home Care & Hospice and the Home Care & Hospice Financial Managers Association, July 15-17, in Austin, Texas, when financial managers and other leaders will gather to learn from each…

Membership Spotlight

NAHC Associate Marketplace

If you are an Associate Member, you are listed in our Associate Marketplace, the go-to resource for our home care and hospice provider members. The Associate Marketplace helps NAHC members find essential services, software, and tools from organizations they can trust. By updating your listing, you can showcase your business and attract these valuable customers.…