How Your Home Care Organization Can Prepare for the Switch to Medicare Beneficiary Numbers

Posted On: August 8th, 2017

Rhonda Perrin Oakes, RN, CHPN 
Regulatory Analyst, Change Healthcare
How Your Home Care Organization Can Prepare for the Switch to Medicare Beneficiary Numbers

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a primer on how your organization can stay up to date on the transition to the new Medicare Beneficiary Number (MBI). The MBI will replace the Health Insurance Claim Number … Continue Reading

Home Health, Other PACs, Play Larger Roles in Patient Journeys

Posted On: August 1st, 2017

Billie Whitehurst By Billie Whitehurst, MS, RN 
Senior Vice President, Extended Care and Care Operations, Change Healthcare
Home Health, Other PACs, Play Larger Roles in Patient Journeys

Although health systems have consolidated over the past several years, few systems cover every aspect of a patient’s healthcare journey. In today’s care environment, however, reimbursement increasingly is tied to outcomes beyond hospitalization, such as 30-day readmissions penalties or episodic … Continue Reading

Use Your Time Wisely During CoPs Delay

Posted On: July 25th, 2017

By Rhonda Perrin Oakes, RN, CHPN 
Regulatory Analyst, Change Healthcare
Use Your Time Wisely During CoPs Delay

The six-month delay in implementing the CMS home health Conditions of Participation (CoPs) until January 13, 2018, comes at an opportune time. The final rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) represents a fundamental shift in care, … Continue Reading

Electronic CCD Speeds Referral Process, Patient Care

Posted On: July 18th, 2017

Charlie Batutis By Charlie Batutis 
Connectivity/Technology Senior Product Manager, Change Healthcare
Electronic CCD Speeds Referral Process, Patient Care

Besides providing quality clinical care, how does a home health or hospice organization differentiate itself from competitors and become the first choice among referral sources? The answer is speed—the time required to process and accept a referral so care can … Continue Reading

Watch for Electronic Visit Verification Rules in Your State

Posted On: July 5th, 2017

Amy Shellhart By Amy Shellhart 
Vice President of Product Management, Change Healthcare

After fits and starts in as many as 17 states, the 21st Century Cures Act was signed into law during the waning days of the Obama administration.  Under the new law, electronic visit verification (EVV) is expected in all states … Continue Reading