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2018 Home Health PPS Final Rule

CMS has released the Home Health PPS Final Rule for 2018. The good news is that there are not a lot of regulatory changes that home health agencies have to immediately prepare for. With Emergency Preparedness and Conditions of Participation, it appears CMS has given agencies a procedural reprieve with this update. However, there are

Yep, ICD-10 Is Coming…

If you are in healthcare, you’ve heard the warnings. ICD-10 is coming… to all clinical practices in the United States. ICD-10, or the International Classification of Diseases 10th Edition, was actually started way back in 1983 by the World Health Organization and endorsed in May 1990. ICD-10 has been used in the United States on

2016 Home Health Proposed Rule – Summarized

Ok guys – there’s a new Proposed Rule for Home Health for 2016. We have read through all 236 pages of this proposed rule and have cut it down to several smaller, digestible nuggets for you. Here we go… PPS / Payment Adjustments Case-mix points are being re-calibrated again using 2014 cost report data. 39

2015 Home Health Final Rule

On November 6, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the Final Rule for CY 2015 Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update; Home Health Quality Reporting Requirements; and Survey and Enforcement Requirements for Home Health Agencies. You can find the full text here. It can be a fun read for some

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