The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has recently announced it will be auditing home health services provided as telehealth, with expected completion in FY2022. What does this mean to home health providers?
Should you manage your home health or hospice coding and billing in-house or work with a partner? Whichever decision you make, you’ll want to ensure that it’s the right one for your agency. That’s where rightsourcing comes in. Let’s examine what it is and why it’s important.
2020 was a difficult year for many home health agencies. 2021 proves to be even more complicated with the introduction of the no-pay RAP. Let's take a look at the no-pay RAP penalties and expert tips on how to avoid them.
Late October, CMS released the CY2021 Home Health Final Rule. As part of the final rule, requirements were laid out for what is being called the no-pay RAP. No-pay RAPS will take effect January 1, 2021. There are several items regarding no-pay RAPs that home health billing teams need to prepare for in order to avoid penalties.
Hospice payment reform has been a hot topic for The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), a nonpartisan agency that provides Congress with analysis and advice on Medicare. While the FY2021 Hospice Final Rule was limited to essential policies and didn’t include any major changes, changes are still on MedPAC’s radar.