CMS suppresses RAP payments for all new home health agencies nationwide

A CMS MLN Matters article released February 15 announced that the agency will suppress payments associated with requests for anticipated payment (RAP) for all new home health agencies (HHA) nationwide for 30 days to 1 year. All new HHAs will not receive RAPs as part of their billing process during the period of time they are in the provisional period of enhanced oversight. Each new HHA will receive individual notice of how long RAPs will …

Registration open for home health QRP provider training event

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be hosting a 2-day Home Heath (HH) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) in-person ‘Train the Trainer’ event for providers on March 5 and 6, 2019, at the Lord Baltimore Hotel, 20 W Baltimore St, Baltimore, MD 21201. This event will be open to all Home Health providers, associations, and organizations.
The primary focus of this ‘Train-the-Trainer’ event will be to provide those responsible for training home health agency …

FAQ: How to comply with OASIS-D in 2019

Source: Home Health Line
The following Q&A exchange comes from a recent DecisionHealth webinar about preparing for OASIS-D, where agencies asked questions of industry expert Arlynn Hansell, owner of Therapy and More, LLC in Cincinnati.
Q: What are your top takeaways from the final guidance manual?
A: First, really early on clinicians and agency staff have to get familiar with the GG items, what they’re really asking for, the interplay with the M1800 items and the activity not …

CMS schedules PDGM call

Source: Home Health Line
CMS has scheduled an MLN call 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST Feb. 12 to discuss PDGM. During the call, CMS will provide a broad overview about PDGM and walk agencies through specific payment adjustments within the model. Afterward, CMS will hold a PDGM question-and-answer session.
CMS will post presentation materials in advance of the call, and an audio recording and transcripts will be available following the event. CMS will implement PDGM on …