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2019 Home Health Final Rule

In July, we wrote about the 2019 Home Health Proposed Rule. The final rule for 2019 was published November 1, 2018. There were some changes in response to comments received so we’ll go over the highlights here. Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) Updates The good news is that CMS is projecting a 2.2

What is Home Health Compare?

Home Health Compare is the section of the Medicare website that reports on home health agency performance and patient satisfaction. Anyone can go to the website, enter in their home zip code, and receive information about home health agencies who have provided services in their area. This allows consumers to review and compare patient improvement

Home Health Care CAHPS Reports

CAHPS is an abbreviation for the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems and the survey for Home Healthcare is commonly referred to as HHCAHPS. It is a 34-question standardized survey that is administered by an official vendor with some of the results publically reported. This allows consumers to review and compare patient satisfaction with

Potential Impact to Agencies Under PDGM

As part of the 2019 Home Health Proposed Rule, CMS published several documents to help home health agencies understand what they are calling PDGM. We all know about the fondness the folks at CMS have for acronyms. This one stands for Patient Driven Groupings Model. One of the published documents, called “PDGM Agency-Level Impacts, Estimated

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