CMS Proposes Changes to Home Health Quality Reporting Program

In the 2020 home health prospective payment system (HHPPS) rate update proposed rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposes a number changes to the Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HHQRP) for calendar year (CY) 2022. CMS proposes to eliminate one measure and add two new measures. In addition, in accord with the…

Understanding the New Section GG OASIS-D Items

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a functional coding fact sheet to clarify that the response codes for the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) M1800 series function items, and the Section GG function items are not intended to be duplicative, or ‘match’. There are differences between items that have the…