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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

CMS Publishes Draft of OASIS-D Guidance Manual

When it comes to home health regulations, CMS has been busy little beavers lately. In addition to publishing the proposed 2019 Home Health Proposed Rule, on July 2, 2018 CMS published the draft OASIS-D Guidance Manual found at the bottom of the OASIS User Manuals page. We compared the OASIS-C2 Guidance Manual with the OASIS-D

2019 Home Health Proposed Rule. Digested.

This year’s home health proposed rule was jam packed with regulatory goodness. This 600-page document, though not officially published until July 12, 2018, is available for review by the public now. Comments will be accepted from now until August 31, 2018. You can submit your comment electronically (enter CMS-1689-P into the search box and click

New and Improved OASIS-D

On March 12, 2018, the Federal Register posted a Comment Request that included changing the OASIS data set. This is the next step in the process of updating to OASIS-D which CMS has scheduled for implementation on January 1, 2019. What will be different? Quite a bit, it seems. You can find the data elements

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