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…

Home Health Billing Requirements – A Reminder

As previously reported on December 15, 2018, there are new billing requirements for all home health agencies beginning January 1, 2019.  Specifically, Change Request 10782, requires that home health agencies put value code 85 on all claims, not just rural claims.  CMS clarified this in a Home Health, Hospice & DME/Quality Open Door Forum on…

CMS Issues Rural Add-On Instructions

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued Change Request 10782 which provides instructions to the Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) on the rural add-on for home health claims as required by Section 50208 of the 2018 Bipartisan Budget Act (BiBA). Beginning January 1, 2019 payment increases will be applied to home health services…