The Impact of Quality Reporting on Star Ratings

A tightly interwoven loop illustrates the impact of quality reporting on star ratings ... and the importance of the relationship between the two. Star ratings encourage providers to strive for higher levels of quality. They support consumers’ health care decision-making by providing easily recognizable differences in quality when selecting a health care provider. The higher the... Continue Reading →

CMS Benefits Manual: Recertification Episodes

10.3 - Continuous 60-Day Episode Recertification (Rev. 1, 10-01-03) HH-201.3 Home health PPS permits continuous episode recertifications for patients who continue to be eligible for the home health benefit. Medicare does not limit the number of continuous episode recertifications for beneficiaries who continue to be eligible for the home health benefit. 10.4 - Counting 60-Day Episodes (Rev. 1,... Continue Reading →

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