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, North Carolina and Florida. Stay tuned to NAHC for more information as it becomes available and a forthcoming NAHC Report article.
CMS announcement: The choice selection period for HHAs located in Ohio will begin on August 16, 2019 and end on September 15, 2019. HHAs should visit the Palmetto GBA provider portal here for information and instructions on the selection process. Through the portal, HHAs will be able to view their available choices and make their selection. Palmetto GBA will also send letters to all Ohio HHAs detailing this information. HHAs that do not make a choice selection by September 15, 2019 will be automatically placed in Choice 2: Postpayment Review. Following the close of the choice selection period, the demonstration will begin in Ohio on September 30, 2019, and all episodes of care starting on or after this date will be subject to the requirements of the choice selected.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will continue to post updated information on this website. CMS anticipates 60-90 days between beginning the demonstration in the remaining states of Texas, North Carolina, and Florida. CMS and Palmetto GBA will provide at least 60 days’ notice in advance of the demonstration starting in each additional state.
CMS will post updates here: https://go.cms.gov/2Of15oN.