Why Your P&P Manual Must be as Unique as Your Agency

With the new Conditions of Participation (CoPs) going into effect January 13th, QIRT consultants have been receiving multiple calls from current and potential clients requesting that we provide them with a new policy and procedure manual that covers the new COPs. On the surface, this seems like an easy enough request - for a fee, QIRT... Continue Reading →

Coding Answers to 8/28/14 scenarios and NEW Coding scenarios for 9/3/2014

ICD-9 Scenario: An 86-year-old male is admitted to home health after being treated in the hospital for pneumonia caused by homophiles influenza that resulted in sepsis. He is still receiving IV antibiotics for the still-resolving infection. He also has diabetes with PVD. The focus of care will be the continued treatment and monitoring of infection... Continue Reading →

Home Health Advanced Beneficiary Notice update

On Friday, September 6, 2013, CMS released instructions for completing the Home Health Change of Coverage Notice (HHCCN) and the Advanced Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN) through change request (CR) 8403 and 804 (Medicare Claims Processing transmittals 2781 and 2782). The HHCCN (Form CMS-10280) will replace the Option Box 2 and Option Box 3 formats... Continue Reading →

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