Review Choice Demonstration – May 16 Deadline and Project Update

As NAHC Report has previously reported, Illinois home health agencies have until this Thursday, May 16, 2019 to make their Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) choices. Providers must be enrolled in Palmetto GBA’s eServices in order to make their selection. HHAs that do not make a choice selection by May 16, 2019 will be automatically placed…

Home Health Agency Provider Enrollment Moratoria Expires

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted the following on its web site announcing the expiration the Medicare Provider Enrolment Moratoria, which includes those states where a moratorium had been issued for new home health agencies (HHAs). “As of January 30, 2019, there are no active Medicare Provider Enrollment Moratoria in any State…

CMS Extends Moratoria on New Home Health Agencies in Key States

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today it will extend and implement temporary enrollment moratoria on home health agencies (HHAs) for all counties in the states of  Florida, Illinois, Michigan, and Texas, as well as Part B non-emergency ground ambulance providers and suppliers for all counties in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The…

CMS Releases FAQ about Revised Pre-Claim Review Proposal

As we reported last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed to bring back an altered version of the pre-claim review (PCR) demonstration. The CMS released a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) and answers about their proposal and they provide some insight into what is coming for the industry if the…

Moves to Boost Home Care Pay in California, Illinois

A shortage of home care workers and nurses in states like California and Illinois is leading some to propose significant pay increases for people who provide home care for the elderly and disabled. California In California, Governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat, has proposed a 50 percent pay increase for home health nurses, as part of…