Free Webinar: Home Health Final Rule review for CY2018
Thursday, November 2nd, 2:00PM Eastern / 11:00AM Pacific
It’s that time again. The Home Health 2018 Proposed Rule was released on August 17, 2017. It is too late to add comments as the Final Rule will be released soon. But, it is imperative that agencies know what to expect. The Rule updates Medicare PPS rates and wage index for calendar year 2018. Included in these updates is a 0.4 percent decrease (-$80 million) in HH payments for 2018. One of the most notable provisions of the rule is the introduction to an alternative payment methodology, the Home Health Groupings Model (HHGM) beginning in 2019. The HHGM would use 30-day periods, rather than 60-day episodes, and rely more heavily on clinical characteristics and other patient information to place patients into more meaningful payment categories. The proposed rule also includes proposals for the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model and the Home Health Quality Reporting Program. Join Jennifer Warfield as she discusses these and other provisions of the Rule.
Navigating the Home Health Final Rule for CY2018
Join us November 2nd, 2017 at 2:00PM ET / 11:00AM PT to learn more
Jennifer Warfield is the education director at PPS Plus in Biloxi, MS. Certified as an official ICD-10 trainer, Jennifer frequently travels across the country to home health agencies and associations, providing education on important industry topics, including coding, OASIS and documentation. Previously she held various nursing positions, including director of ER, consultant, chart auditor and various nurse staff positions. Jennifer received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, a home care coding specialist – diagnosis certification from the Board of Medical Specialty Coding in Gaithersburg, MD and earned her Certificate for OASIS Specialist-Clinical from the OASIS Certificate & Competency Board in New Iberia, LA. She is author of two coding guidebooks, Tips, Tricks & Tidbits for Home Health Professionals.