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Understanding Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP)

Understanding the role that Medicare Secondary Payer plays to patient care and your agency is critical.

Discipline Frequency and Duration Orders

Did you know that the Medicare week to write orders for treatments and/or frequency and duration varies from home health agency to home health agency? For more information see "Are you knew to the home…?”

AHCA Home Care Unit

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Submitting Request for Records to Medicare Picture

Submitting Request for Records to Medicare

More than 47% of denials by PalmettoGBA for the period of 10/2017-12/2018 were related to...... Read More...



Patients falls are a marker of frailty, immobility...

Patient-Driven Grouping Model (PDGM)-Effective January 1, 2020 CMS Home Health Payment Methodology. Picture

Patient-Driven Grouping Model (PDGM)-Effective January 1, 2020 CMS Home Health Payment Methodology.

Have you downloaded the CMS PDGM Excel file from the CMS Home Health Agency Center?

Ready for CMS QAPI Program?

According to CMS in 2011 several nursing homes providers begun testing CMS QAPI Program, Quality Assurance (QA) and Performance Improvement (PI), Program which includes Five Elements...

Understanding Medicare Home Health Services

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Preparing for State Survey

Preparation for Survey.... HHCN Today consultants will be able to not only provide your organization with a non-vies professional constructive critique but assist you in developing, implementing and monitoring a plan of action to improve processes within your organization to always be ready for survey. How do we do this? Simply by collecting data, there is an enormous amount of data in a home health agency that when collected, aggregated, disseminated and analyzed will provide administrators and clinicians with a quantitative and qualitative picture of your organization.

Findings may include clinicians answering OASIS questions incorrectly, non-clinical personal entering the opposite OASIS answers theses errors once transmitted to CMS can result in poor outcomes in the Home Health Compare(HH-Compare), Five Star and Home Health Value Based Purchasing Program(HH-VBPP). Home Heath Compare results have become a marketing tool for home health agencies. Other consequences of inaccurate OASIS data submission can result in failing state survey due to more than usual "Potentially Avoidable Events" which can trigger a survey.

Compliance - Quality Assurance Manager

Other activity that can help an organization be proactive is completing chart audits at least quarterly and aggregating the data to produce quantitative answers that can be use to target the improvement of the agency performance. A chart audit tool is an instrument that can measure compliance with clinical practice, regulation and standards from accreditation bodies. The data can also help identify and support compliance with other processes in the organization as the admission process, development of the Plan of Care, compliance with clinical practice, infection control and risk management issues.

Our Quality Manager can help your organization manage these activities in a cost effective manner.

Reviewed 10/2019