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Home Health Care Policies: New Medicare Value-Based Insurance Model

Posted by Nathan Hope on Sep 4, 2015

Home Health Care Policies: Medicare ACOs Continue to Improve Quality of Care

Home Health Care Policies- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today issued 2014 quality and financial performance results showing that Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) continue to improve the quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries, while generating...

Posted by Nathan Hope on Aug 26, 2015

Home Health Care Policies: Timeline for Medicare DME Competitive Bidding Announced

Home Health Care Policies: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced the bidding timeline for the Round 1 2017 competition of the Medicare Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program, as required by...

Posted by Nathan Hope on Aug 21, 2015

Home Health Medicare News: New Payment Model for Cardiovascular Health

Home Health Medicare News: Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced a new program that would provide a new program for preventative cardiovascular health treatments:

Posted by Nathan Hope on May 29, 2015

Home Health Medicare News: Payment Updates for Medicare Health Plans

Home Health Medicare News- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today released final Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D Prescription Drug program changes for 2016 that provide fair and accurate payments to plans, and encourage the delivery of high-quality care for all...

Posted by Nathan Hope on Apr 10, 2015

Home Health Care Management Report: Social Media Rankings Tied to Quality of Care

Home Health Care Management Report- Many home health agencies, hospitals, and other types of care providers have taken advantage of utilizing social media for marketing purposes. Creating pages on networking sites such as Facebook or Twitter has helped many agencies become more...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Mar 30, 2015

Home Health Coding: Medicare Do's & Don'ts

The practice of home health coding can be subjective.  Medicare has guidelines, however, on how home health agencies select diagnosis codes for the OASIS assessment.

The following are key points when determining diagnosis codes for OASIS.  The full CMS Diagnosis coding guidelines...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Mar 26, 2015

Medicare News: $27.8 billion in Claims Fraud for 2014

Medicare News- Recently, the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program has announced that nearly $27.8 billion in fraudulent claims have been returned during fiscal year 2014. In a press release via CMS.gov, several of the details have been outlined regarding the efforts toward...

Posted by Nathan Hope on Mar 25, 2015