OMB Approves Advance Beneficiary Notice of Non-Coverage Form for Renewal

The Advance Beneficiary Notice of Non–coverage (ABN), Form CMS-R-131, and form instructions have been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal. The ABN form is renewed every three years in accord with Paperwork Reduction Act. The use of the renewed form with the expiration date of June 30, 2023 will be mandatory…

NEW HHCCN Form for Home Health Agencies

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the renewal of the Home Health Change of Care (HHCCN) Form, CMS-10280. Effective July 1, 2019, all Home Health Agencies (HHA) will be required to use the renewed form with the expiration date of 4/30/2022 on the bottom.  Please note that HHAs may continue to use…

In Light of New Evidence, NAHC Pushes OMB, CMS to Back off Review Choice Demonstration

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is calling on the Office of Budget Management (OMB) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to stop the planned Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) before it begins, in light of new evidence showing that “improper payments” in home health have been rapidly declining without…

NAHC to Regulators: Review Choice Demonstration is Burdensome, Costly, and Unnecessary

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) submitted comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs within the OMB, pointing out that the prior authorization scheme proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will unfairly burden home health agencies with paperwork and increased costs, while more efficient means of…