Is your Home Care Agency Ready for the Changes Being Implemented in CY 2015?

Each year, many Americans desire change and create annual New Year’s Resolutions, however, this year if you work in the Home Health Industry, resolution or not, change is coming! The first major change in the industry is the process for submission of OASIS documents and the second is OASIS-C metamorphosis into OASIS-C1/ICD-9. CMS has been... Continue Reading →

Responses for 12/1 and new scenarios/information for 12/8/14

Responses to scenarios for 12/1/14 ICD-9: Could you explain how to use V54.81 and V54.82 when coding patients who have had a joint replacement? V54.81, aftercare following joint replacement, has been commonly used for patients who have received a joint prosthesis or a repair of a joint prosthesis.  V54.81 best reflects the type of care... Continue Reading →

CY 2015 Proposed Rule, how it could affect your agency, and why you NEED to make a comment to CMS…

Point changes, case-mix weight (CMW) changes, and OASIS submission implementation requirements could have a huge monetary impact on your agency.   There is potential to lose millions of dollars in revenue if the proposed rule is implemented as it has been issued. Case-mix weights are continuing on the rebasing train. CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid... Continue Reading →

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