The Medicare home health pre-claim review (PCR) process implemented in 2016 created extensive operational challenges and payment delays and was eventually “paused” in 2017. A new threat to operational efficiency and cash flow has been proposed to replace PCR in the form of the Review Choice Demonstration (RCD). This proposed demonstration project has far reaching implications to all home health providers in the Palmetto GBA jurisdiction and providers must be prepared for the challenges RCD will have on operations and cash flow.
Being survey ready is an ongoing process that doesn’t occur weeks or months before the survey opportunity window. Agencies need to be aware of high risk areas and survey focus items. During this webinar we will review the top survey deficiencies areas identified in 2018 and what agencies can do now to be in a state of survey readiness.
Employers and HR managers have repeatedly expressed their dismay about missing out because their Work Opportunity Tax Credit applications weren’t handled professionally.
Home Health Care agencies are all looking for ways to increase their revenues. The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is the most overlooked mechanism for an improved bottom line in the industry. The Work Opportunity Tax Credit is a federal credit that allows companies to claim $2,400 to $9,600 for each eligible new hire. Completing a simple form for each new hire could earn your company hundreds-thousands of dollars in federal tax credits.
Your Home Health Agency will be surveyed soon. With all the changes that are constant in the world of Home Health, one thing that does not change is the importance of preparing well for a surveyor to walk through your door - especially with new Conditions of Participation and outcome-driven care now the norm. How to prepare for and perform well in your next Survey should not be a secret.
In this episode, I get to the bottom of Pre-Claim Review, and the "new" version of PCR called Review Choice Demonstration, thanks to Aaron Little of BKD. This new podcast episode goes really in depth on the origin of PCR, and how it ultimately came to its end. It also sheds light on what to expect with the resurrected version!
After a long absence, the So What, Who Cares? podcast is back with John Griscavage of PlayMaker Health. We discuss his dynamic organization: What they do, why they acquired ViaDirect, and how they can impact growth in the post-acute health care market.