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

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