Free webinar on PDPM

The new SNF payment rule is final. Learn what you need to do to prepare in HCPro’s FREE webinar.
When: Wed, Aug 22, 2018 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
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The Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) is designed to replace the current SNF payment methodology known as RUG-IV. The effective date of the change (from resource utilization groups to PDPM) is October 1, 2019. PDPM, as an outgrowth of the initially proposed resident classification system version 1 …

List of agencies that achieved 5-star ratings in every quarter since July 2015

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The following is a list of the 27 home health agencies that have achieved 5-star ratings in quality each quarter from July 2015 through July 2018 (congrats if you’re on the list!):
Haggai Healthcare Corp., Phoenix, Ariz.
Reliance Home Health Services, Paramount, Calif.
Las Posas Home Health Services, Camarillo, Calif.
Care Center Home Health Inc., La Mirada, Calif.
Paradise Home Health Care Services Inc., North Hollywood, Calif.
Parkview Homecare, Pueblo, Colo.
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What are the experts saying about PDPM?

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If you’ve been paying attention to the progression of CMS’ new payment system to replace RUG-IV, beginning with the advanced notice of proposed rule-making published last April, when it was introduced as the Resident-Classification System, to the proposed rule published this May, when it was revamped and renamed the Patient-Drive Payment Model (PDPM), the good news is that the biggest change is behind us. The SNF PPS final rule released by …

CMS extends moratoria on new home health agencies in 6 metro areas

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CMS has once again extended its moratoria on new home health agencies and new branches of existing home health agencies by six months in six metropolitan areas.
The moratoria — which covers the metropolitan areas of Miami-Dade, Fort Lauderdale, Detroit, Dallas, Houston and Chicago — was extended because the risk of fraud and abuse persists in those areas, according to information published in the Federal Register Jan. 30.
According to CMS, …