CMS To Resume Medical Review Activities, Including Review Choice Demonstration

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the return of medical review activities, including the Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) program for home health services on August 3, 2020, regardless of the status of the Public Health Emergency (PHE). On March 30 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) suspended most Medicare…

CMS Announces Expansion of Review Choice Demonstration to More States

Texas starts in December, North Carolina and Florida in 2020 Updated to include a statement from NAHC President William A. Dombi The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) announced today that the next state to participate in the Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) is Texas and it will begin on December 2, 2019. In the same…

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…

Register now for the 2018 Financial Management Conference!

Registration for NAHC’s 2018 Financial Management Conference & Expo, the premier event for financial managers in home care and hospice, is now open at the conference’s new website, located at http://fmc2018.nahc.org/. The 2018 Financial Management Conference will take place in Austin, Texas from July 15-17 and bring together the home care and hospice industry’s top…