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Replacing Home Health Requests for Anticipated Payment (RAPs) with a Notice of Admission (NOA) – Manual Instructions

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Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant | Briggs Healthcare CMS has posted a 3-page MLN Matters Number: MM12256 for Home Health Agencies (HHAs) who submit bills to Home Health & Hospice Medicare Administrative Contractors (HH&H MACs) for services they provide to Medicare patients.  This article tells you about updates to Chapter 10 of the Medicare Claims Processing Manual to include instructions for …

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Insight 2021 – agenda available now!

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Join us live in Nashville or online, Aug. 8-11, for our industry’s most comprehensive home health and hospice training event. Insight offers two complete tracks with 25+ hours of in-depth training plus online bonus sessions covering topics like hospice, QRP and OASIS timepoints.  Track 1 – Coding & OASIS PDGM challenges, lessons learned in RCD and navigating the PHE Updates for coding …

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National Nurses Week: May 6 – 12, 2021

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Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant | Briggs Healthcare May 6th is National Nurses Day. National Nurses Day is celebrated to raise awareness of the important role nurses play in society. It kicks off the annual observation of National Nurses Week, which ends on May 12th – the birthday of Florence Nightingale (200th birthday in 2020). This year’s theme is Celebrating Our Frontline Warriors. This is …

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Insight 2021 – Session Spotlight 💡

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Stay ahead of the latest industry updates and changes at Insight 2021, Aug. 8-11. Led by Lisa Selman-Holman and our industry’s top experts, Insight 2021 will cover: The impact of COVID on the industry In-depth ICD-10 diagnosis coding with scenarios, tips & more OASIS-D1  guidance and challenges + OASIS-E intro 2022 updates including new codes, guidance & guidelines PDGM, RAP, …

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Who Are Our Health Care Workers?

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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

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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

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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

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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 …