Palmetto GBA, the largest home health and hospice Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) has taken steps to suppress payments to home health agencies identified as having a “high number” of auto-cancelled Requests for Anticipated Payment (RAP). The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) learned that RAP payments are being... Keep Reading
ICD-10 will be here in a few short months. The deadline for implementation is October 1, 2014. Have you begun your ICD-10 implementation plan yet? Do you know where to start? It is a very daunting task and overwhelming just to think about for most providers. There are some simple... Keep Reading
The Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS) has identified technical issues with certain parts of the April 2013 quarterly update to their computer system and has instructed all Medicare Administrative Contractors (e.g. Palmetto GBA, CIGNA, NGS, Anthem) to hold all EOE (End of Episode) claims with ending dates ‘Through dates’ of... Keep Reading
On May 1, 2013, Phase two of Medicare’s ordering physician PECOS enrollment status audit will go into full effect. This enrollment audit, and PECOS- Provider Enrollment Chain and Ownership System, is part of the Affordable Care Act, section 6405.
Beginning May 1, 2013, Home Health claims that are audited and DO... Keep Reading
Home Health agencies are learning to do more with less with all the cutbacks in reimbursement. The upcoming sequestration, which cuts Medicare reimbursements to health care providers by 2%, makes it even more imperative for home health agencies to find ways to “tighten our belts” without sacrificing the quality of... Keep Reading
(Dallas, TX), Friday, March 22, 2013, Belo Mansion
Axxess Technology Solutions sponsored the recent luncheon of the Dallas Friday Group entitled: "Health Care Changes and the Impact on Key Stakeholders", a panel discussion held on March 22, at the Belo Mansion in Downtown Dallas. Axxess is a leading technology provider... Keep Reading
Andrew Olowu, chief technology officer of Axxess Technology, discusses home health and how technology is impacting this market segment of the care spectrum, from delivery of care to how caregivers benefit from its use.
Where does home healthcare fit into the big picture?
Home healthcare plays an increasingly vital role in the... Keep Reading
Rapid advances in healthcare technology and the economics of healthcare delivery are creating unprecedented opportunities for more healthcare services to be delivered in the comfort of patients’ homes. And not a moment too soon, because all studies point to growing pressures on our healthcare system as... Keep Reading
To help healthcare providers prepare for ICD-10, CMS has released new checklists and timelines for small and medium provider practices, large provider practices, small hospitals and payers. These resources are designed to give a high-level understanding of what the ICD-10 transition requires and how each provider's ICD-10 preparations compare with... Keep Reading
Palmetto GBA recently released the two HIPPS codes being targeted in a specific ADR (Additional Documentation Request) probe review. The targeted HIPPS codes were selected from a list of top 20 home health HIPPS codes, the the codes with the highest number of denials from this list These HIPPS codes... Keep Reading