The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have released the January 2023 OASIS Q&A sessions, which provide guidance on OASIS-E documentation in complex situations. These questions which were received by the CMS help desk from Q4 of 2022 address certain topics about BIMS interview… Read More »More OASIS-E Guidance from the January 2023 OASIS Q&As
Home Health Outsourcing
2023 is looking like a double-edged sword for the home health industry as it is poised to bring challenges, as well as opportunities. Medicare payment cuts will still have an impact on home health, which, consequently, will have a major influence on how home health… Read More »2023 Top Home Health Industry Forecasts
A recent survey on home-based care providers, including home health, shares insight into the financial health and growth strategy of these organizations going into 2023. While there’s a huge chunk of survey participants, 65% to be exact, that agree with the incredible growth of home… Read More »Business Growth and Financial Health in Home-Based Care for 2023
Following the release and revision of the draft manual in May 2022, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Final OASIS-E Guidance Manual on December 14. The final manual is available for download on the CMS website under the OASIS User Manuals… Read More »Final OASIS-E Guidance Manual: What Changed?
On December 6, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final version of the OASIS-E instrument on their Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HH QRP) website under OASIS Data Sets (see the downloads section at the bottom of the page). To recall,… Read More »Out Now: OASIS-E Final Instrument and Guidance Manual
To gear up for the implementation of the expanded home health value-based purchasing (HHVBP) model in 2023, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has already issued the November 2022 Pre-Implementation Performance Report (PIPR) to all active home health agencies, which is now available… Read More »CMS Issues HHVBP Pre-Implementation Performance Report (PIPR)
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) announced on Monday, November 14, that it would make new updates to Care Compare, the all-in-one search tool for consumers seeking home health, hospice, and other Medicare-reimbursed healthcare services. What’s New? Care Compare will now include new information… Read More »Care Compare Update: New Information On Home Health-Physician Relationships
The October 2022 OASIS Q&As by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has been released, which address OASIS questions from their help desks. The new set of Q&As shed light on how to deal with specific OASIS items in complex scenarios including new… Read More »Stay Updated: October 2022 OASIS Q&As
Just recently on Monday, October 31, 2022, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its FY 2023 home health final payment rule. While it presents particular financial challenges that providers may face in the near future, it has brought better news than… Read More »Key Takeaways: FY 2023 Home Health Final Payment Rule
On top of severe staffing shortages, effective and engaging training programs remain crucial in home health. Despite this, the industry currently faces a growing concern about the lack of engagement in training as it was identified as the number one complaint from staff in 2021.… Read More »Are You Paying Enough Attention to Staff Training?