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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...

Encouraging Physicians to Properly Complete Face to Face Encounters

Physicians may find themselves being denied payment by CMS for Case Management overseen fees and office visits due to poor documentation in their patient\\\'s medical record.

CMS Proposed Rule of the Home Health QAPI Program

CMS propose regulations needs more work! Make home care organizations assign the QAPI Program responsibilities to a staff member who is free of conflict between the non-clinical and clinical departments in the home care organization.

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

Are your Potentially Avoidable Events (PAEs) Report showing an increase in patients being discharged while having an UTI?

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?

Falls

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

Medicare Home Health Care Agencies Obligation to Face to Face Encounters

As a August 2015 CMS no longer requires a narrative on a Face to Face Form. The expectations from CMS at the present time is that the organization need to obtain a copy of the physician's patient's medical record page where shows the reason/complaint for the visit to the physician's office, the findings, the need/reason for ordering home health and for what plus the reason why the patient is homebound, see Face to Face.

Revised 1.2020