Home Health Quality Update

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Many health agencies have experienced problems in the iQIES system that affected how Services Provided values for their agencies were displayed on the HHA Provider Preview reports distributed in February and on Care Compare. (See NAHC Report for more information.) The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a notice about the systems transition […]

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Important iQIES Update for Home Health Providers

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) previously identified an issue in the iQIES system that may have affected your HHA’s Services Provided values that are displayed on the HHA Provider Preview reports that were distributed in iQIES on 02/23/2022. Moreover, we had previously asked HHAs to review the Services Provided Information on the […]

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CMS: HHAs Should Review Services Provided Values in iQIES

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) identified an iQIES system nuance that may affect your HHA’s Services Provided values that are displayed on the HHA Provider Preview reports for the April 2022 refresh.  These reports were distributed in Internet Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (iQIES) on February 23, 2022. CMS is asking each HHA […]

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Now in iQIES: Preview Reports & Star Rating for April 2022 Refresh

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For this refresh, Home Health (HH) Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) measure scores are based on the standard number of quarters. The April 2022 refresh will add new OASIS-based measures for public reporting in alignment with the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act of 2014: Percent of Residents Experiencing One or More Falls […]

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CMS Updated Quality Reporting in the Open Door Forum

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provided some important quality updates in the Tuesday, December 14 Home Health, Hospice, and DME (Durable Medicare Equipment) Open Door Forum (ODF). What follows is a detailed summary of those updates from a NAHC staffer who monitored the call. HOSPICE QUALITY REPORTING PROGRAM UPDATES CMS reminded hospices […]

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CMS Updated Quality Reporting in the Open Door Forum

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provided some important quality updates in the Tuesday, December 14 Home Health, Hospice, and DME (Durable Medicare Equipment) Open Door Forum (ODF). What follows is a detailed summary of those updates from a NAHC staffer who monitored the call. HOME HEALTH QUALITY REPORTING PROGRAM UPDATES The reconsideration […]

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Quality Reporting Programs, Payment Update Rules Covered by CMS Open Door Forum

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  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held a Home Health, Hospice, & DME Open Door Forum on August 26, 2021.  A summary of the contents for home health and hospice is below. We begin with hospice. HOSPICE CMS shared some of the FY2022 Hospice Payment Policy final rule provisions.  A detailed summary […]

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CMS Updated Provider Demographic Data Process

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be transitioning to a new data source for a provider’s demographic data for hospice and home health agencies as well as other Post-Acute Care (PAC) provider types (Skilled Nursing Facilities / Nursing Facilities (SNF/NFs), Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs), and Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs)). While not specified […]

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Home Health & Hospice Providers: Quality Reporting Resumption and Letters of Noncompliance

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NAHC Report wants to remind both hospice and home health providers that quality data reporting  resumed July 1, 2020. For three calendar quarters – October 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 – the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provided an exception for hospice and home health providers from submitting quality data due to […]

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ALERT: Quality Reporting Resumes July 1, 2020

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Both hospice and home health providers will resume quality data reporting July 1, 2020. For three calendar quarters – October 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 – the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provided an exception for hospice and home health providers from submitting quality data due to the current Public Health Emergency […]

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July 2020 Refresh of Home Health Compare Will Not Occur

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Effective January 1, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)  is processing all Home Health OASIS submissions and all reporting requirements through iQIES. Due to unforeseen circumstances, CMS has determined that there will not be a refresh for the Compare site in July 2020. Thus, CMS will not release the Home Health Provider […]

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Update on Required Patient Assessment Information for Home Health Claims

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A new Medicare Learning Networks article, posted on March 10, reminds home health agency providers (HHAs) what steps need to be taken to ensure claims match the corresponding OASIS assessment, so the claims may be processed and paid. At the beginning of 2020, home health agencies were experiencing issues with the iQIES (Internet Quality Improvement […]

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