CMS Increases Medicare Payment for COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Infusions

New payment policy for at-home administration As part of the ongoing response to address the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has increased the Medicare payment rate for administering monoclonal antibodies to treat beneficiaries with COVID-19, continuing coverage under the Medicare Part B COVID-19 vaccine benefit. Beneficiaries pay nothing out of…

CMS Issues Billing Instructions for Home Infusion Therapy Suppliers

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued Change Request 11880  that provides billing instructions for Home Infusion Therapy Services on or after January 1, 2021.  The Medicare home infusion therapy services benefit is a new Medicare Part B benefit established in the 21st Century Cures Act. The new benefit  covers the he professional…

CMS Releases Info on New Home Infusion Therapy Benefit

A MLN SE article regarding the new Home Infusion Therapy (HIT) Benefit under Medicare Part B was recently released.  MLN SE19029 Medicare Part B Home Infusion Therapy Services With The Use of Durable Medical Equipment is intended for entities seeking accreditation to become qualified suppliers that furnish HIT services in coordination with the furnishing of…

CHRONIC Care Act Inclusion in Budget Deal is a Win for Home Care

The funding packages up for consideration in both the Senate and House of Representatives contain many provisions affecting home health and hospice. The NAHC Report has already covered provisions related to payment reform, the rural add-on, and the repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board. However, there are other victories for the home care and…