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.
Home Health Agencies are constantly improving their Survey Preparation Protocols. Task forces are created, processes put in place, I’s are dotted and T’s are crossed. Yet as long as humans are involved, there will be issues and there is a good chance you will at some point receive some Deficiencies – or are perhaps even dealing with them right now!
Come learn from the Home Health experts of Home Health Solutions as they teach you and your team how to address these Deficiencies – and how to analyze the reason(s) a Deficiency was cited.
*Fresh with updates from the Final Interpretive Guidelines
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. This education session reviews the top survey deficiencies areas identified in 2018 and what agencies can do now to be in a constant 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.
In this episode, Nick Seabrook of BlackTree Healthcare Consulting educates me on the new Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM). He outlines the "new" elements of this major shift in Home Health reimbursement, how it will impact agencies, and touches on what agencies can do now to get ready for this.
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.