Home Health Agency Reminders

New Claim Completion Instructions As reported in the December 5, 2018 edition of NAHC Report, home health agencies will have to include value code 85 and the FIPS county code on all home health claims beginning January 1, 2019.  The Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) will apply the rural add if the FIPS State and County…

CMS Proposes Changes to HHVBP Model

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its proposed home health rule on Monday, July 2, 2018. The rule contains payment rate updates for home health agencies for calendar year (CY) 2019 and a proposal for a revised payment model, Patient Directed Grouping Model, effective in CY 2020. In addition to payment updates,…

CMS Open Door Forum Summary

Home Health Regulatory and Hospice Quality Updates take Center Stage On Wednesday, November 15, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) held a regular Open Door Forum to present the latest updates on home health and hospice regulatory issues. Following are summaries of issues presented: HOME HEALTH UPDATES Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH…