CMS recently held a home health, hospice, and durable medical equipment open door forum (ODF). We have highlighted the most important issues affecting home health agencies:
- Change Request (CR) 8539 has an April 1, 2014 effective date (dates of service). This CR adds some HCPCS codes to the non-routine supply list and replaces the speech therapy code 92506 with four more specific speech therapy billing codes.
- MLNMatters Article SE1410 was re-released on March 4, 2014. The special edition MLNMatters article provides instructions for ICD-10-CM coding on home health claims with episodes that span October 1, 2014.
- On April 17, 2014, HH Compare, will be refreshed with updated HHCAHPS data through September 30, 2013. Home Health agenices can preview their data on teh HHCAHP website beginning April 3, 2014.
- On September 26, 2014, home health agenices will transition from submitting OASIS data through state servers to submitting OASIS data through centralized national server, the Assessment Submission and Processing (ASAP) system. Validation reports for OASIS submitted prior to this date will be available from state servers for 60 days.
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