New NAHC Webinar Has All the Info You Need on how PDGM will Impact Physicians

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The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) will present a new educational webinar for home health professionals, A Guide to the NAHC PDGM Physician Toolkit, on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 from 3:30 to 4:00 PM Eastern Time. This webinar is free to members and non-members alike! REGISTER NOW! NAHC has developed a suite […]

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NAHC Has All the Info You Need on how PDGM will Impact Physicians

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The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) will present a new educational webinar for home health professionals, A Guide to the NAHC PDGM Physician Toolkit, on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 from 3:30 to 4:00 PM Eastern Time. This webinar is free to members and non-members alike! REGISTER NOW! NAHC has developed a suite […]

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Home Health Quality Reporting Program Updates

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OASIS Considerations for Medicare PDGM Patients The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted resource, OASIS Considerations for Medicare PDGM Patients, to assist agencies with OASIS considerations during the PPS-to-Patient Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) transition. This document provides guidance to providers on how to correctly complete the M0090 Date Assessment Completed for patients starts […]

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PDGM Fight Proves the Power of Home Health & Hospice Advocates

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When the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) included a pre-emptive reduction in the base payment rate of 8.01 percent in the Patient Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) of the CY 2020 Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) sprang into action, leading a nationwide education […]

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Don’t Miss this Regulatory Update for Home Care and Hospice

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If you have ever been in attendance when NAHC President William A. Dombi is delivering his signature update on regulatory policy for home care and hospice, you know it is the most trusted and comprehensive policy briefing in the industry. Now is your chance to get the latest version of that briefing without leaving your […]

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CMS Issues 2 New Articles on PDGM

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There are two new MLN articles pertaining to the Patient Driven Grouping Model (PDGM). MLN SE 19027 Overview of the Patient Driven Groupings Model is intended for physicians who order home health services. This article includes eligibility criteria for Medicare home health services as well as some information on certification in addition to PDGM. The […]

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NAHC Webinar: Regulatory Update for Home Care and Hospice

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If you have ever been in attendance when NAHC President William A. Dombi is delivering his signature update on regulatory policy for home care and hospice, you know it is the most trusted and comprehensive policy briefing in the industry. Now is your chance to get the latest version of that briefing without leaving your […]

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CMS Issues Manual Updates Related to PDGM

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued Change Request (CR) 11527, which includes further updates to the Claims Processing Manual, chapter 10, related to the Patient Driven Grouper Model (PDGM). The CR clarifies that a beneficiary is not required to be discharged form home health services if an inpatient stay spans across […]

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CMS Provides Critical Updates on Home Health and Hospice in Latest Open Door Forum

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On November 6, 2019 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held an Open Door Forum (ODF) for home health, hospice, and durable medical equipment (DME) providers.  During the ODF, CMS provided the following updates for home health and hospice. Key topics include Review Choice Demonstration, PDGM billing, Transition to IQUIES, the CY2020 Home […]

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What the 2020 Medicare Home Health Final Rule Means

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The National Association for Home Care & Hospice held a free-to-all webinar on Wednesday, November 5, 2019, to discuss the 2020 Medicare Home Health Final Rule and answer any questions. If you missed the webinar and would like to view the recording, please GO HERE. On October 31, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid […]

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Final OASIS D-1 Data Submission Specifications Now Available

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Final OASIS D-1 data submission specifications are available in the Downloads section of the OASIS Data Specifications webpage at https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/OASIS/DataSpecifications.html. The new version, V2.31.0, is effective for OASIS assessments with an M0090 Date Assessment Completed of January 1, 2020 or later. Changes in this version of the specifications are required to support the transition to […]

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NAHC Webinar: What You Need to Know About Billing with PDGM

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The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) will present a new webinar, “PDGM: Billing In-Depth” on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 11:00 am to 1:00 PM Eastern Time. REGISTER NOW! This webinar will explore how the Patient Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) will revolutionize the billing process, including almost doubling the volume of claims to […]

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