Home health prospective payment system

On 01/01/09, CMS updated the 60 day national episode rates and the national per-visit amounts under the home health prospective payment system (HH PPS).  Medicare home health payments for HHAs that report quality data will be increased by 2.9%, while payments for those HHAs that do not report quality data will be increased 0.9%.  For more information on how to receive your 2.9% increase for reporting quality data, please call your RHHI at 866-801-5301.

Stamp signatures no longer be accepted

Effective with dates of service beginning April 28th, 2008 stamp signatures will no longer be accepted as a valid physician’s signature for home health orders, including the plan of care.  Claims with physician stamp signatures will be denied during the medical review process.

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