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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

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

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

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