CMS Continues to Surprise
The Home Health Proposed Rule was posted by CMS on the Federal Register July 10th and it was full of surprises, especially in light of the much anticipated proposal on Value Based Purchasing (VBP).
First Quarter Results are in… Case Weights are Down, Revenue is Up!
I was curious to see how the Medicare case-mix weights and revenue were impacted, relative to the Home Health Final Rule published on November 6, 2014.
July is Heating Up
It’s going to be a busy month. The Home Health Proposed Rule was just issued and the new Home Health Compare measures for 30-day readmissions and Quality of Patient Care star ratings, along with the PEPPER reports are all scheduled to be released.
Just when you thought it was safe to go outside…
CMS announced an additional set of Star Ratings for HHCAHPS.
PEPPER is Coming to Home Care
CMS is introducing new reports as an educational tool for Home Health Care in July 2015.
Hospice is Clearly on the Radar at CMS
For many years Hospice has been under the radar, but not anymore.
30-Day Readmits - A Deeper Dive into CHF Trends
I was curious to see how rehospitalization rates have been changing over the last several years. With CHF widely being touted by CMS as one of the diagnosis categories with high avoidable readmissions, I figured I would start there.
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