Home Health

CCAHPS Home Health Top 5 Report: the newest feature in our complete survey program (ebook)

2020-05-20T20:13:54+07:00May 18, 2020|Home Health, Press Release|

Turn CAHPS data into better performance and optimized patient care. Download the ebook. The Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) Home Health Care Survey (also known as HHCAHPS) was created to measure the patient experience within Medicare-certified home health agencies—but it’s more than just another CMS requirement. With the trend toward value-based purchasing, patient outcomes are just as important as volume. Simply put, CAHPS was designed to collect your agency’s performance data. However, without the right vendor, agencies lack the right programs and tools to use that data to their advantage.

Home Health CY 2020 Proposed and Final Rule Crosswalk

2019-12-19T02:33:30+07:00December 18, 2019|Home Health|

Download the Home Health CY 2020 Proposed and Final Rule Crosswalk. CMS proposes to rebase the FY2020 per diem payment rates for Continuous Home Care (CHC), Inpatient Respite Care (IRC), and General Inpatient (GIP) levels of care based on their analysis of claims and cost report data, which shows the Hospice average cost per day of care is greater than Medicare reimbursement.

PDGM resource hub

2020-06-05T05:11:41+07:00March 14, 2019|Home Health|

The implementation date for the Home Health Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) is on or after January 1, 2020. PDGM is an alternative case-mix methodology designed to put the focus on patient needs rather than volume of care. It relies heavily on patient characteristics to more accurately pay for home health services and uses 30-day periods as a basis for payment.

OASIS-D resource hub

2019-12-19T20:52:42+07:00November 19, 2018|Home Health|

The implementation date for OASIS-D is right around the corner. Beginning January 1, 2019, home health agencies must use the OASIS-D item set to collect and report data for Medicare and Medicaid patients that receive skilled nursing services and are 18 years old and older. The main reason for revising the OASIS is to increase standardization across post-acute care to calculate cross-setting quality measures in accordance with the IMPACT Act. These changes present significant risk if not properly implemented and managed, so we have created this resource hub to help.

Home health infection prevention & control

2019-12-19T21:08:18+07:00November 28, 2017|Home Health|

The new Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoPs) demand a greater focus on home health infection prevention and control. They state that as a component of an agency’s QAPI program, it must establish, document, and maintain a home health infection prevention & control program with a goal of preventing and controlling communicable diseases.