CMS Open Door Forum Addresses HIT, Home Health CAHPS and Claims Processing Issues

The January 26, 2021 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held a Home Health, Hospice, and DME (Durable Medical Equipment) Open Door Forum addressed several issues of interest to home health providers. A summary of the issues pertaining to home health are below. (Matters of interest for hospice providers were covered earlier this week…

CMS Issues Clarification on Billing and Payment

The MLN Matters article, SE17027 – Clarification of Billing and Payment Policies for Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) Using a Disposable Device, has been revised with additional billing information for home health agencies. Specifically, the article was updated to clarify the description for coding the TOT UNIT/COV UNIT field on Type of Bill 34X on…