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NOA: 6 Actions to take now to improve your RCM process

As the final phase of PDGM inches closer, home health agencies are preparing for RAPs to phase out and the Notice of Admission (NOA) to begin. This transition will be a welcome change, allowing agencies to revert to the one-claim-per-patient-per-month concept and to improve their RCM processes.

November 5, 2021|Tags: |

6 NOA submission requirements to consider before 2022

Home health agencies are coming up on the final phase of PDGM. And while it may seem like one more administrative burden, this final update will likely be a welcome change for your agency. RAPs will be phased out, and home health agencies will revert to the one-claim-per-patient-per-month concept—known as the Notice of Admission (NOA).

August 10, 2021|Tags: |

HEALTHCAREfirst innovation series: Optimizing revenue cycle management, Outsourcing RCM.

Every organization faces challenges when managing RCM on their own. This innovation series focuses on three key considerations for optimizing your revenue cycle management and improving revenue outcomes. Watch the third of three 10-minute videos, featuring industry experts as they tackle the biggest RCM questions. Outsourcing RCM    Select a revenue cycle management

August 10, 2021|Tags: |

HEALTHCAREfirst innovation series: Optimizing revenue cycle management, Reimbursements.

Every organization faces challenges when managing RCM on their own. This innovation series focuses on three key considerations for optimizing your revenue cycle management and improving revenue outcomes. Watch the second of three 10-minute videos, featuring industry experts as they tackle the biggest RCM questions. Reimbursements    Adapt your organization to home health

August 10, 2021|Tags: |

HEALTHCAREfirst innovation series: Optimizing revenue cycle management, RCM non-negotiables.

Every organization faces challenges when managing RCM on their own. This innovation series focuses on three key considerations for optimizing your revenue cycle management and improving revenue outcomes. Watch the first of three 10-minute videos, featuring industry experts as they tackle the biggest RCM questions. RCM non-negotiables    Optimize your RCM with a

August 9, 2021|Tags: |

The final phase of PDGM: What to expect & actions to take now

Coming in 2022, the final phase of PDGM is a continuation of CMS’ three-year progression of other PDGM implementations. The first of these implementations began in 2020, when the reimbursement landscape changed for home health agencies from receiving 50 or 60 percent upfront for a 60-day period to receiving 20 percent upfront for just a 30-day

July 23, 2021|Tags: |

A Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) hospice overview: In-network vs. out-of-network providers

Commonly known as the Medicare Advantage hospice carve-in, the Value-Based Insurance Design model officially launched January 1, 2021, with 53 Medicare Advantage Plans offering the benefit in 206 counties within 13 states and Puerto Rico. In each VBID model year, CMS releases a request for application (RFA) for existing and additional Medicare Advantage organizations to

June 11, 2021|Tags: |

COVID-19 public health emergency waiver flexibilities and the path to reducing regulatory burden

In November 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released two requests for information (RFIs), seeking input from stakeholders on reducing regulatory burden and regulatory relief that could support economic recovery. A significant focus in one of the RFIs is to consider the costs and benefits of retaining particular regulatory changes beyond the

June 11, 2021|Tags: |

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