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Update on CHHA and Hospice Minimum Wage Medicaid Rate Adjustment

Revised Medicaid CHHA and Hospice rates are based on the minimum wage survey data received from the provider community.

January 30, 2018


New DOH Guidance on Post-Acute Care Collaboration

Guidance authorizes and encourages health care provider collaboration initiatives to streamline and improve post-acute care.

January 2, 2018


Reporting Deadlines for CHHAs, LTHHCPs, and Hospices

The 2016 CHHA/LTHHCP Statistical Report and 2016 Cost and Utilization Report for Hospices are both due on Dec. 29, 2017.

December 18, 2017


OASIS-C2 2018 Guidance Manual Available

Manual contains clarifications about the One Clinician Rule; effective date is Jan. 1, 2018.

December 11, 2017


Home Health PPS Rate Calculator Updated

Member tool is helpful in projecting Medicare revenue.

November 24, 2017


Final Medicare Rule Cuts CHHA Rates, Delays Major Rate-Setting Overhaul

Home Health Prospective Payment System rates to decrease by 0.4 percent in 2018.

November 7, 2017


CMS Posts Recording of HHA Star Rating Call

CMS presents the rationale, proposed timing, and impact of changes to HHA 5-Star calculations.

October 29, 2017


CMS Circulates Draft Interpretive Guidelines

Guidelines are aimed at helping interpret revisions to Medicare Home Health Conditions of Participation.

October 30, 2017


Webinar on CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule for CHHAs Posted to HCS

Webinar slides and document with emergency preparedness resources also posted.

October 24, 2017


Home Care Cost Reports: LHCSA Report Collection Period Ends Friday, Others Just Beginning

LHCSA cost report submission period ends Nov. 3rd; CHHA, LTHHCP, and Hospice submission window about to start.

October 31, 2017
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