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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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Hospice QRP APU FY 2021: Successful Facilities List Posted

In Hospice, News by Mary MadisonLeave a Comment

On October 1, 2020, CMS posted the list of successful hospices for FY 2021 Hospice QRP.  These hospices met the CY 2019 hospice quality data reporting requirements that impact FY 2021 payment.  Successful hospices receive their full annual payment update (APU). As stated in the Fiscal Year 2016 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update and Hospice Quality Reporting Requirements …

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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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Hospice FY2021 Final Rule Issued

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On July 31, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule CMS-1733-F that updates fiscal year (FY) 2021 Medicare payment rates and the wage index for hospices serving Medicare beneficiaries. CMS is publishing this final rule consistent with the legal requirements to update Medicare payment policies for hospices on an annual basis. In recognition of the …

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Breaking News: Fiscal Year 2021 Payment and Policy Changes for Medicare SNFs Final Rule Issued

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

“On July 31, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule [CMS-1737-F] for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 that updates the Medicare payment rates and the value-based purchasing program for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). CMS is publishing this final rule consistent with the legal requirements to update Medicare payment policies for SNFs on an annual basis. …

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ICD-10-CM changes take effect Oct. 1 – are you prepared?

In ICD-10 by Sarah BaconLeave a Comment

Join Lisa as she 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?  Learn the latest and get your questions answered for only $49. [Live webinar] New codes, …

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[Live Webinar, Sep 17] New codes, guidelines & guidance: What you NEED to know for coding year 2021

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September 17, 2020 | 12:00-1:15pm CT About the webinar Join Lisa as she 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? Learn the latest for only $49. …

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FY 2021 ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting Posted

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The FY 2021 ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting have been posted a bit earlier than usual this year.  The 126-page document provides the guidelines for diagnosis coding.  These guidelines are to be used from October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021. Note: This (document) replaces the FY 2020 release. These files listed below represent the FY 2021 ICD-10-CM. …

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ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Codes: FY 2021 Available

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FY 2021 ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes are available on the 2021 ICD-10-CM webpage. The 2021 ICD-10-CM files below contain information on the ICD-10-CM updates for FY 2021. These 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. 2021 Code …