Posts tagged ‘therapy’

September 19, 2012

Therapy webinar slides are now available

If you weren’t able to be on CMS’s therapy webinar, no worries. Slides are now available.

August 9, 2012

2 Open Doors we should pay attention to

Put these on our calendars …

Therapy

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will hold a Special Open Door Forum on Manual Medical Review of Therapy Claims on August 7, 2012, from 2:00pm-3:30pm, ET.

If you wish to participate, dial: 1-800-603-1774; Conference ID: 16032541.

Fee-for-Service Recovery Auditor Prepayment Review Demonstration

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will hold a Special Open Door Forum on the Medicare Fee-For-Service Recovery Auditor Prepayment Review Demonstration on August 9, 2012, from 2:00pm-4:00pm, ET.

If you wish to participate, dial: 1-866-501-5502; Conference ID: 16834984.

More connection instructions.

July 5, 2011

Hypertension gets tha axe in proposed rule

The calendar year 2012 home health proposed rule is proposing a few changes that could greatly affect payment to HHAs:

  • 401.1 and 401.9 may be removed from the case-mix list. CMS has done a series of analyses on use of the codes and resource use. The agency proposes removing these to more accurately align resources and payment use.
  • Lowering payments on high therapy episodes
  • Adjusting case-mix weights

More to come soon …

December 1, 2010

Come to the Home Care Coding and Regulatory Symposium

On Jan. 27-28, I will hold a two-day seminar on coding and its interactions with regulatory, OASIS and therapy issues. This is just a teaser … more to come soon!

It’s $385 for the first attendee; $350 for more than one attendee from your organization. And a quick note that it’s in Vegas at the Monte Carlo, and we’ve gotten rooms for less than $50 a night! Cheap hotel and great education!

Home Care Coding and Regulatory Symposium

Something for Everyone! Because coding affects or is affected by OASIS and regulatory changes, we focus on how the pieces work together, especially with recently enacted, and upcoming changes. The most current issues:

  • How 2011 PPS Changes Impact your Operations
  • Additional Changes Impacting Home Care in April 2011
  • How Coding and OASIS Add to Your Case Mix Score
  • How Coding Errors Impact your Payment and Outcomes
  • 2011 Change to the 5010 Format and ICD-10-CM Forward Thinking
  • Interactive Coding Sessions on both days—Send your most complex scenarios!
  • Wound Care Coding–All Wrapped Up
  • Myths and Truths that Impact Therapy Coding
  • How to Support Your Coding and Appeal Downcoding

More to come here and at www.selmanholman.com!