July 2020 Refresh of Home Health Compare Will Not Occur

Effective January 1, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)  is processing all Home Health OASIS submissions and all reporting requirements through iQIES. Due to unforeseen circumstances, CMS has determined that there will not be a refresh for the Compare site in July 2020. Thus, CMS will not release the Home Health Provider…

Latest Home Health Compare Quarterly Refresh Now Available

The January 2020 quarterly Home Health Compare refresh is now available on the Home Health Compare website. Please visit to view the new and updated quality data. As of this new refresh, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is no longer publicly reporting two clams-based measures: Emergency Department Use without Hospital Readmission during…

CMS Plans Complete Redesign of Compare Websites for Home Health, Hospice

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) plans to launch a new Medicare Care Compare on Medicare.gov to combine and standardize the eight existing Compare tools, including those for home health and hospice, according to a blog post today from CMS Administrator Seema Verma. The new Compare tool, which CMS plans to launch in…

CMS to Add Publicly Reported Quality Measure for Home Health

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that the Potentially Preventable 30-Day Post-Discharge Readmissions measure is scheduled to be publicly displayed in Home Health Compare with the October 2019 refresh. This measure was originally scheduled to be added to Compare with the January 2019 refresh, but CMS decided to conduct further testing.…

Home Health Compare Updated

The January 2019 quarterly Home Health (HH) Compare refresh, including new quality measure results based on data submitted to CMS, is now available on the HH Compare Site. In addition to the HH QRP measures that have displayed on Home Health Compare previously, the following four new quality measures are newly reported on HH Compare:…

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…

MedPAC Report Considers Unified PAC Payment System, Finding Best Providers

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC report released on June 15, 2018 included refinements to their proposed unified post-acute care prospective payment system and for greater patient usage of high quality post-acute care providers. The refinements to a unified post-acute care prospective payment system would focus on increasing Medicare payment accuracy for patients involved in…