You are invited to submit a proposal to speak at the: Home Health Payment Summit

DecisionHealth is recruiting home health professionals to present at the Home Health Payment Summit. The conference will take place Aug. 6-7, 2019, in San Antonio, Texas.
This conference will contain a multitude of sessions to help home health agencies navigate the current home health payment system (Medicare and other payors) to ensure agencies receive full and accurate reimbursement. Plus, agencies will prepare for dramatic changes to the payment system expected as part of the Patient-Driven Groupings …

Submit your PDPM questions to CMS for December 11 call

Source: The Bottom Line
CMS will hold an informational call on December 11 at 3:00pm, ET, to help providers prepare for the new RUG-IV replacement, the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM), to be implemented October 1, 2019. Participants can submit questions prior to the call by sending an email to with the subject line “December 11 Call.” Click here to register.
A new PDPM webpage has also been added to the CMS website and includes a …

Advice from the field: Reducing accounts receivable and improving collections

Source: PPS Alert for Long-Term Care, November 9, 2018
Deborah Collum, national director of revenue cycle management for Covenant Retirement Communities in Skokie, Illinois, uses one word to prepare people for how they’ll feel during their company’s first monthly accounts receivable (AR) meeting: naked.
“When my company first started conducting AR meetings, they were an hour and a half long, but now we’ve pared them down to about 20 minutes because our AR is so clean. You …

Featured question from Biller’s Talk

Source: The Biller’s Association for Long-Term Care, which includes access to Biller’s Talk, a great peer resource for long-term billers and other involved in the revenue cycle process.
Q: A patient came in from the hospital. The patient was admitted to Medicare Part A and was expected to stay, however after two hours, she wanted to go home and the physician ordered home health services. The patient didn’t sign the contract at the time of admission …