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…

CMS Proposes Revised Instructions to the Advanced Beneficiary Notice

On August 20, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a Paperwork Reduction Act notice for the Advanced Beneficiary Notice (ABN), form CMS-R-131.  In the Federal Register, CMS announced an information collection for the extension, without change, to the current ABN form. However, CMS is proposing changes to the instructions for the ABN…

CMS to Survey State Compliance with Electronic Visit Verification

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued for public display a Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) notice seeking public comments on its plans to require states report on their progress towards electronic visit verification (EVV) for personal care services (PCS) and home health care services (HHCS), as required by section 1903(l) of the…

CMS Proposes to Begin RCD on December 10, 2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued a second Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) notice for public comment for the Home Health Pre-Claim Review Demonstration (A.K.A. Review Choice Demonstration). This notice is for a 30-day public comment period CMS proposes to initially implement the demonstration in Illinois, Ohio, North Carolina, Florida, and Texas with…

CMS Issues Second Comment Period on OASIS-D

CMS has issued a second  Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) notice  for the revised Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS-D) that goes into effect January 2019, in accord with the changes issued in the final 2018 home health prospective payment system rate update rule. This PRA notice request is for a 30 day public comments period…

NAHC Submits Comments on the OASIS-D Burden

On March 12, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced in the Federal Register a request for comment in accord with the Paperwork Reduction Act for the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS)-D.  The OASIS-D was being modified to include changes pursuant to the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT…