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Who Are Our Health Care Workers?

In COVID-19, Home Health, Hospice, Long-Term Care, News by Mary MadisonLeave a Comment

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant | Briggs Healthcare We’ve been talking about health care workers a lot during this public health emergency/pandemic. Just who are these workers? The U.S. Census Bureau has some answers. Many of the nation’s health care workers are now on the front line of the battle with COVID-19. Who are these people putting their lives at risk daily …

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COVID-19 News & Updates

In COVID-19, Home Health, Long-Term Care, News by Mary MadisonLeave a Comment

States are working very hard to speed up COVID-19 vaccination rates.  Here are some state plans and dashboards you may want to check out and bookmark for future reference: Texas COVID-19 Vaccination Information COVID-19 Vaccination in Texas dashboard  Nebraska Nebraska COVID-19 Vaccination dashboard.  On this same dashboard, you can access the COVID-19 cases in Nebraska.  Click on the yellow navigation …

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New Codes for COVID-19

In COVID-19, Home Health, Hospice, Long-Term Care by Lisa Selman-Holman2 Comments

In an unprecedented move, the CDC has approved new codes for COVID-19 effective with dates of stay January 1, 2021 or later. Code changes are reserved for October 1 each year with April 1 as a date for emergency changes. April 1, 2020 was the effective date for the U07.1 code for COVID-19. New codes effective January 1 include J12.82, …

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CMS to Retire the Original Compare Tools on December 1st

In Home Health, Long-Term Care, News by Mary MadisonLeave a Comment

CMS will retire the original Compare Tools on December 1st. Use Medicare.gov’s Care Compare to find and compare health care providers. In early September, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released Care Compare on Medicare.gov, which streamlines our eight original health care compare tools. Since then, you’ve had the opportunity to use and familiarize yourself with Care Compare …

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[On-demand webinar] Operationalizing the RAP 2021

In Home Health, News, Online Training by Lisa Selman-Holman2 Comments

The RAP will not provide any payment to agencies beginning January 1, 2021, but agencies may be paying CMS 20% of their payment if they do not submit within 5 days after the SOC. The requirements are not the same, but certain elements leave agency leaders scratching their heads. In this free, on-demand webinar, Lisa presents the new requirements and …

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How to Avoid Denials and Adverse Audit Results Based on Homebound Status

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This article is a repost from Elizabeth Hogue. Elizabeth E. Hogue, Esq. Office: 877-871-4062 Fax: 877-871-9739 E-mail: ElizabethHogue@ElizabethHogue.net Twitter: @HogueHomecare How to Avoid Denials and Adverse Audit Results Based on Homebound Status Medicare-certified home health agencies are justifiably concerned about recent fraud and abuse initiatives that target homebound status.  Agency managers perceive that they are extremely vulnerable regarding this issue …

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Last chance to save HHQI resources!

In Home Health, News by Sarah BaconLeave a Comment

The Home Health Quality Improvement National Campaign website and the HHQI University learning portal will be discontinued on November 1, 2020. The HHQI website has a treasure of FREE resources to use for your QAPI projects and quality improvement activities – Best Practice Intervention Packages (BPIPs) for reducing acute care hospitalizations, improving dyspnea, oral meds, pain management, and ADLs, as …

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[On-demand webinar] New codes, guidelines & guidance: Coding year 2021

In Home Health, Hospice, ICD-10 by Sarah BaconLeave a Comment

Stay up-to-date on ICD-10 coding changes In this on-demand webinar, Lisa discusses the changes slated for October 1, including new codes, guidelines, and Coding Clinic guidance pertinent to home care and hospice. Do you understand the impact of your coding on PDGM? What are the more common errors that you can avoid?  Get the latest coding changes and PDGM updates …

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Claims Updated 10/1

In Home Health, Hospice, News by Lisa Selman-Holman5 Comments

The 2021 ICD-10-CM codes are to be used for discharges occurring from October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021 and for patient encounters occurring from October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021. The updates based on discharge dates apply only to hospitals. The HIPAA requirement for medical code sets is any date of service after the code effective date. This …

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Oct. 1, 2020 is quickly approaching, master 2021 ICD-10 updates with ease

In Home Health, Hospice, ICD-10 by Sarah BaconLeave a Comment

Whether you need a quick update of the new 2021 codes and guidance or a full ICD-10 coding course, Selman-Holman has you covered. [Live Webinar] New codes, guidance & guidelines: What you NEED to know for coding year 2021 Sep. 17, 2020 | 12:00-1:15pm CT Join Lisa as she discusses the changes slated for October 1, including new codes, guidelines, …