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2020 Medicare Home Health PPS Proposed Rule

This home health proposed rule’s 346 pages (reduced from last year’s 600) were published on July 18. Comments will be accepted from now until September 9, 2019. You can submit your comment by clicking on the “Submit a formal comment” link near the top of the article. You can also send your comments by regular

GG0130 Self-Care and GG0170 Mobility

The Social Security Act’s section 1899B(b)(1)(B)(i) requires that post-acute care (PAC) providers submit standardized patient data for “Functional status, such as mobility and self care at admission to a PAC provider and before discharge from a PAC provider”. CMS tasked RTI to review existing PAC assessments, create the Continuity Assessment Record and Evaluation (CARE) Item

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

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