CMS to Phase Out Split-Percentage Payments for New HHAs

Despite concerns from home health agencies (HHAs) that their cash flow could be significantly impacted, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) has announced that beginning in calendar year 2020 HHAs that are certified for participation in Medicare on or after January 1, 2019, will no longer receive split-percentage payments. Split-percentage payments allow a home […]

OIG Report Finds Vulnerabilities at HHAs That Could Lead to Fraud

Home health agencies are required to submit to onsite surveys to ensure they are complying with Medicare standards. But a recent report from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of the Inspector General (HHS OIG) finds that in at least one aspect of the survey HHAs may be skirting their responsibilities. As […]

CMS puts HHA pre-claim review process on hold in Florida, other states

Plans by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to begin a pre-claim review process for home health services have been put on hold for now. The demonstration program was to launch this month (October) in Florida and Texas, but CMS announced a postponement, noting that additional education efforts were needed before moving forward. […]

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