Another Home Health “Compare” to Make

In reviewing many home health denials, medical reviewers often identify patterns that highlight areas of focus. One of these patterns relates to therapy requirements. Agencies must have orders for therapy and show therapy service is skilled, reasonable, and necessary. In addition, the requirement for a 30-day therapy reassessment must occur. And it is this requirement... Continue Reading →

Home Health Compare Data to be updated July 18, 2013!

During the recent open door forum, CMS announced that the Home Health Compare will be updated to reflect data reported from January 2012 through December 2012 (CY 2012 Q1-Q4). In addition, there have been some changes to the calculation of some quality measure. The changes include: Timely Initiation of Care measure: This measure was updated... Continue Reading →

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