170 codes no longer case-mix-What do we do?

Much of my day is spent perusing Medicare regulations and Q&As, OASIS regulations and Q&As, ICD coding regulations, home health listservs, home health blogs and other social media outlets pertaining to home health care. Several months ago, there was some buzz about the Home Health PPS changes that would go in to effect on January... Continue Reading →

CMS Proposed Home Health Payment Rates for 2014

Late last week the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed payment rates for FY2014. The proposal includes rebasing as well as significant changes in case mix weights. According to CMS, the changes will result in an overall payment reduction of 1.4% in 2012. William A. Dombi, the Vice President for Law... Continue Reading →

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