Update to ‘J’ Drug Code List for Billing Home Infusion Therapy Services

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(Before we get to the story, please note that NAHC will hold a critically important webinar, What the CY2023 Home Health Proposed Payment Rule Means for Your Agency. “The stability of home health care is at risk,” said NAHC President William A. Dombi, in reaction to the release of the CY2023 home health proposed payment update rule. “What […]

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NAHC Submits Comments on Proposed FY2023 Hospice Rule

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Focus on Wage Index Cap, Payment Update, and Health Equity On Wednesday, March 30, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued Medicare Program; FY 2023 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update and Hospice Quality Reporting Requirements (https://www.federalregister.gov/public-inspection/2022-07030/medicare-program-fy-2023-hospice-wage-index-and-payment-rate-update-and-hospice-quality-reporting), the proposed rule governing hospice payment and other policies for fiscal year (FY) 2023.  The rule […]

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NAHC Submits Comments on Proposed FY2023 Hospice Rule

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Focus on Wage Index Cap, Payment Update, and Health Equity On Wednesday, March 30, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued Medicare Program; FY 2023 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update and Hospice Quality Reporting Requirements (https://www.federalregister.gov/public-inspection/2022-07030/medicare-program-fy-2023-hospice-wage-index-and-payment-rate-update-and-hospice-quality-reporting), the proposed rule governing hospice payment and other policies for fiscal year (FY) 2023.  The rule […]

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CMS Finalizes Payment Rate Update to Home Health for 2022

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NAHC webinar on the CY2022 Final Rule on Friday! Free for NAHC members! Learn more! Home health payment rates increased by 2.6% CMS does not increase or decrease behavioral adjustment 432 case mix weights recalibrated using 2020 data CMS refuses to continue the 5% cap on negative wage index changes HHVBP demonstration expansion nationwide delayed […]

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CMS Updates Home Infusion Therapy Benefit Information

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Remember, if you want to serve on NAHC committees or advisory boards, go HERE for more information! Deadline is Jan 15. On January 1, 2021 the new Medicare Home Infusion Therapy (HIT) benefit became fully effective, completely carving out some home infusion services from the Medicare Home Health benefit. Home health agencies have been preparing […]

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Home Infusion Therapy Supplier Enrollment Information Released

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services updated the enrollment policies for home infusion therapy (HIT) suppliers with Transmittal 10434/Change Request (CR) 11954. Providers have been anxiously awaiting these instructions to be provided to the Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs), but CMS needed to wait until the CY2021 home health final rule was released. That final rule […]

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CMS Updates Process for Home Infusion Therapy Supplier Enrollment

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The Medicare provider enrollment procsss for providers and suppliers interested in becoming a Home Infusion Therapy (HIT) Supplier will treat all applicants as new entrants to the program and require them to comply with all Medicare provider enrollment regulations, according to the 2021 home health prospective payment rate update proposed rule. The 21st Century Cures Act […]

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CMS Releases Info on New Home Infusion Therapy Benefit

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A MLN SE article regarding the new Home Infusion Therapy (HIT) Benefit under Medicare Part B was recently released.  MLN SE19029 Medicare Part B Home Infusion Therapy Services With The Use of Durable Medical Equipment is intended for entities seeking accreditation to become qualified suppliers that furnish HIT services in coordination with the furnishing of […]

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