Mandatory Participation Ending for Several CMS Initiatives Related to Home Health

Posted On: September 19th, 2017

By Rhonda Perrin Oakes, RN, CHPN 
Regulatory Analyst, Change Healthcare
Changing Home Health Care Mandates

Mandatory participation will end for Episode Payment Models (EPMs) and the Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR) incentive payments, according to a recent filing by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). But that doesn’t mean your home health organization should suspend … Continue Reading

Reimbursement Hike, Other Changes Coming to Hospice

Posted On: September 12th, 2017

By Rhonda Perrin Oakes, RN, CHPN 
Regulatory Analyst, Change Healthcare
Reimbursement Hike

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the hospice final rule for FY2018, increasing overall Medicare hospice payments by 1% after adjustments for inflation. The aggregate increase is expected to be $180 million, which follows a 2.1% ($350 … Continue Reading

How an Experienced Home Health IT Partner Can Help Your Transition to Updated CoPs

Posted On: September 6th, 2017

Billie Whitehurst, MS, RN 
Senior Vice President, Extended Care and Care Operations, Change Healthcare
Experience Counts in Transition to Updated CoPs

The implementation delay of the Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for home health gives your organization more time to prepare. We’ve been busy at Change Healthcare, too, adding additional functionality to McKesson Homecare™ and creating several educational resources for our … Continue Reading

Our Enduring Commitment to Your Business and Your Patients

Posted On: August 30th, 2017

Billie Whitehurst By Billie Whitehurst, MS, RN 
Senior Vice President, Extended Care and Care Operations, Change Healthcare
Change Healthcare

You may have noticed some changes as most of McKesson Technology Solutions (MTS), which includes our home health and hospice products, have come together with Change Healthcare. You can anticipate further changes over the coming months as two companies become … Continue Reading

CMS Issues Home Health PPS Update, Case Mix Adjustment

Posted On: August 22nd, 2017

Rhonda Perrin Oakes, RN, CHPN 
Regulatory Analyst, Change Healthcare
CMS Issues Home Health PPS Update, Case Mix Adjustment

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS) released the CY2018 Medicare Home Health Prospective Payment System (HHPPS) Rate Update on July 24, 2017. The proposed rule includes refinements to the CY2019 case mix adjustment, as well as information on … Continue Reading