Home Health

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

2019-12-19T21:14:54+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.

Home health and hospice referral generation action plan

2019-12-19T03:32:07+07:00October 31, 2017|Home Health, Hospice Care|

As the post-acute care environment becomes increasingly more competitive, solidifying new referral source partnerships and strengthening existing partnerships is a vital aspect of any organization’s success. This Home Health & Hospice Referral Generation Action Plan offers five key steps to identify high-value referral partners and strategically target business development efforts so post-acute care providers can dramatically increase home health and hospice referrals in record time.

Home health care software FAQ

2019-12-19T03:28:07+07:00June 5, 2017|Home Health|

Home Health Care Software FAQ: Home Health, in its simplest definition, is care provided to individuals at home rather than in a hospital, inpatient unit or physician’s office. The care provided typically consists of part time or intermittent skilled care which may include nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. Additional services such as those of a medical social worker or Home Health Aide may be provided.