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Breaking News: RCD to begin in Ohio in September

In News by Sarah Bacon1 Comment

CMS has just announced that the Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) will begin in Ohio on September 30, 2019. The choice selection period will be August 16 – September 15.  Please see the CMS announcement below for more additional details about this as well as the CMS statement that it anticipates 60-90 days between beginning the demonstration in the remaining states of Texas, …

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[On-demand webinar] PDGM and OASIS-D1/Comprehensive Assessment

In News, OASIS by Sarah Bacon12 Comments

On Jan. 1, 2020, “business as usual” will be a thing of the past with OASIS-D1 and PDGM going into effect.  Unlike other providers, home health agencies bill based on clinicians’ documentation. Strong documentation will be the key to accurate coding when identifying the appropriate primary diagnosis to determine the clinical group and all pertinent diagnoses relevant to payment.  Consequently, …

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PDGM: Hysterics of the year 2000 all over again

In News, OASIS by Sarah BaconLeave a Comment

The Patient Driven Grouper Model (PDGM) is the most significant change to the home health payor system since the year 2000. We are moving away from therapy utilization driven payment to a payment largely driven by diagnosis codes.  In this new in-depth course, home health industry expert Lisa Selman-Holman will cover PDGM success tips including: Understanding your percentage of institutional …

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OASIS-D1: What is Your Action Plan?

In News, OASIS by Lisa Selman-HolmanLeave a Comment

It seems Medicare is giving us a “break” when it comes to changes to OASIS in January 2020. A couple of items have been added to the recertification assessment because they are needed for calculating the new functional score–M1800 (Grooming) and M1033 (Risk for Hospitalization).  The biggest change comes from the CMS instruction that MANY items on the recertification will …

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OASIS-D comprehensive training course now available

In OASIS, Online Training by Ken Bell5 Comments

We’re excited to offer a brand new comprehensive online training series for OASIS-D, ideal for new home health clinicians and coders. CEUs available 21 Nursing CE Hours 21 HCS-O CEU Hours 21 CEU Hours for Administrators & Alternate Administrators Course sections About this course Introduction Who, What, When Clinical Record Items Patient History & Diagnoses Living Arrangements Sensory Status Integumentary Respiratory …

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Save the date: Insight 2019

In Company by Melina Halikias4 Comments

Join us this September in Dallas for the premier training event for home health professionals. Insight 2019 is your best learning opportunity to maximize your agency’s potential and improve accuracy for PDGM success. Led by home health expert Lisa Selman-Holman, this four-day training event will cover ICD-10 diagnosis coding and OASIS, upcoming regulatory changes, documentation, billing, quality measures and more. “My …