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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.

CMS Quality Measurements Projects and the Goals

CMS is presently developing outcome core measures that are patient oriented and cross providers setting during the continuum of care.

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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...

Up-date to ICD-10!

Changes to ICD-10 for 2018-2019 from the CDC!

Tips

Documentation Tip - Corrections to the clinical record

Always make sure you know your organization's policy and procedure for correcting documentation in the patient medical record.

CMS Auditors

There are multiple points in the CMS reimbursement loop for home care agencies to receive denials from RACs Audits. One of those is failing respond to Palmetto GBA auto request for copies of medical records for review because the organization does n

OASIS Tip - M1600 Patients discharged with an UTI on discharge and PAEs Report

Are your PAEs Report showing an increase in patients being discharged while having an UTI?

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CMS Star Report

Do you know where to go to get your Medicare Star Report?

Medicare Home Health Compliance...Are You Ready?

Continue staff education that focuses on identified negative patient outcomes and ineffective organization’s process will ensure improve compliance with regulatory requirements and decrease Risk Management issues.

Continuing Education for the Staff

Continue staff education that focuses on identified negative patient outcomes and ineffective organization’s process will ensure improve compliance with regulatory requirements and decrease Risk Management issues. Education sessions do not need be complex, time consuming or expensive.

Annual Educational In-Services

The following are Annual Educational In-services that may improve your organization patient outcomes and improve structural processes:
• Preventing Re-hospitalization
• OASIS C-1
• Documenting Homebound Status
• Wound Care Management
• CMS OASIS Q&As
• Infection Control
• Injuries related to falls and completing and Occurrence Reports