On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, CMS issued the CY2018 Home Health Proposed Rule. Effective for home health episodes of care ending on or after January 1, 2018, the rule updates the Home Health Prospective Payment Systems (HH PPS) payment rates including the national, standardized 60-day episode payment rates, the national per-visit rates, and the non-routine medical supply (NRS) conversion factor. […]Continue Reading
With increased competition and the transition to value-based care, home health agencies have an even greater incentive for home health quality performance improvement, as well as an opportunity to stand out from the competition.
How does your home health agency compare to national averages?
Download our home health quality worksheet to compare your performance against the most recent quality data found on Home Health Compare to identify where you are succeeding and where you might need to improve. […]
Update: On Friday, July 7, 2017, CMS issued a final rule to change the new Home Health Conditions of Participation effective date from July 13, 2017 to January 13, 2018. Despite this delay, home health agencies should not cease or postpone preparation for the new Home Health CoPs.
To help you prepare for the new Conditions of Participation, […]
HEALTHCAREfirst recently announced the recipients of the 2016 HHCAHPS Honors, a prominent program recognizing home health agencies that provide the highest level of quality as measured from the patient’s point of view. The official list of recipients was unveiled last week at the Welcome Reception of the NAHC Annual Meeting in Orlando, […]Continue Reading
We are pleased to announce the release of a new white paper that takes a look at the current state of the home health industry and proposes new solutions for success.
The white paper, “The Future of Home Health: A New Approach to Success,” was developed to identify the challenges faced by home health agencies now and in the future, […]
CMS Adds Two Star Ratings that Assists Consumers in Selecting a Home Health Provider.
Consumers are often in an urgent state to find a home health provider and quickly look to the Home Health Compare (HHC) website for answers. While the intention is to provide an easy and reliable source of information as to the quality of care provided by home health agencies, […]