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 →

The Office of Inspector General 2014 Work Plan: home health and hospice

The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Work Plan for Fiscal Year 2014 summarizes ongoing reviews and activities that the OIG plans to pursue with respect to HHS programs and operations during the next fiscal year and beyond.  The focus for the 2014 plan related to... Continue Reading →

CMS releases 2014 HHPPS Final Rule

Late last week CMS published the rule that sets the 2014 Medicare home health payment rates.  The final rule is a slight improvement over the proposed rule (a net reduction of 1.05% instead of the proposed 1.5%) that was issued last June.  The change from proposed to final is due modifications of the case-mix recalibration,... Continue Reading →

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