Massachusetts Home Health Agencies: A Very Important MassHealth Update for 2022!

MassHealth has shared a critical update for home health agencies about regulatory changes which will become effective January 1, 2022. These are presented in detail in the PDF linked below. These changes are both clinical and financial. All relevant staff

Home Health Providers: New HH QRP OASIS Interim Guidance Webinar from CMS

CMS invites Home Health providers to listen to the Home Health Quality Reports Program’s OASIS Interim Guidance Webinar. In an effort to provide an overview of important OASIS data collection clarifications, CMS has developed this webinar to highlight some of

Fourth Quarter PEPPERs are Available for Home Health Agencies and Partial Hospitalization Programs

Fourth quarter calendar year 2020 Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Reports (PEPPERs) are available for Home Health Agencies (HHAs) and Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHPs). These reports summarize provider-specific data for Medicare services that may be at risk for improper

Home Health, Hospice, and DME: Don’t Miss the Next CMS Open Door Forum! Wednesday, June 23 at 2:00 PM ET!

The next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum is scheduled for Wednesday, June 23, 2021 PM at 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time (ET). Please call at least 15 minutes prior to the forum start time. **This Agenda is Subject

Home Health: Important Pre-Claim Review Billing Issue! Claims Incorrectly Returning for Reason Code 39621.

From Palmetto GBA: Home Health Agencies participating in Pre-Claim Review are having claims incorrectly returning with reason code 39621, indicating to remove the UTN. Agencies should not remove the UTN! This issue has been reported and is in research. Palmetto

Medicare Loan Recoupment has Begun! How Will this Impact Your Organization’s Cash Flow?

Providers struggling during the pandemic were given a critical lifeline from CMS in the form of Medicare advanced/accelerated payments last year. With so many things on your plate during these difficult times, you may have forgotten that these funds are

Massachusetts: CCA Home Care and Home Health Providers Must Submit their Attestation to Receive Increased Funding

An important notice from the Massachusetts Commonwealth Care Alliance (CCA) Contracting Department: CCA is following the guidance issued on January 22, 2021, by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, for dates of service January 1, 2021 through June 30, 2021,