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…

Get Critical Insights into the CMS Interpretative Guidelines for the Home Health Conditions of Participation!

CMS has issued the long awaited Interpretive Guidelines on the Home Health Conditions of Participation (HHCoPs), which went into effect on January 13, 2018. These HHCoPs contain the first major revision of several areas since 1989. The rule expands standards for patient rights, care planning, and care coordination, and creates two new requirements — one for a quality…

CMS Open Door Forum Provides Claims Processing, Payment and Quality Updates for Hospice, Home Health

On Wednesday, August 22, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held a routine Open Door Forum (ODF) for Home Health, Hospice and DME provider/suppliers.  Among the items discussed were several claims processing updates, the final FY2019 hospice payment rule, and home health and hospice quality reporting program reminders.  What follows is a summary…