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Welcome to October and DX Code Changes

Updated on 10/03/2022 Welcome to October and DX Code Changes October brings fall weather and starts the transition into seasonal celebrations.  For home health agencies, it also begins a bit of chaos and headaches for diagnoses coding.  This is because some old diagnosis codes that we have been using...

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Make Your Voice Heard Request for Information Seeks Public Comment to Promote Efficiency, Reduce Burden, & Advance Equity within CMS Programs

Updated on 09/15/2022 Make Your Voice Heard Request for Information Seeks Public Comment to Promote Efficiency, Reduce Burden, & Advance Equity within CMS Programs CMS released a request for information (RFI) seeking public input on accessing health care and related challenges, understanding provider experiences, advancing health equity, and assessing...

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CMS Enhances Nursing Home Rating System with Staffing & Turnover Data

Updated on 07/28/2022 CMS launched its enhanced Nursing Home Five-Star Quality Rating System, which integrates data nursing homes report on their weekend staffing rates for nurses and information on annual turnover among nurses and administrators. The updated Star Ratings increase transparency in support of the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to...

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Preserving Access to Home Health Act

Updated on 07/26/2022 Act Now! Ask Congress to Prevent Home Health Cuts that will Devastate Access to Care TAKE ACTION Legislation has been introduced in the Senate designed to prevent CMS from moving forward with their proposed 7.69% payment cut for CY2023. The bill, the Preserving Access to Home...

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No Surprises Act: Fact Sheets for Your Patients

Updated on 06/30/2022 Share information with your patients to help protect them from surprise billing. As of January 1, 2022, they have new billing protections when they get: Emergency care Non-emergency care from out-of-network providers at in-network facilities Air ambulance services from out-of-network providers 4 new No Surprises fact...

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CMS released the 2023 HH Payment Proposed Rule

Updated on 06/20/2022 On Friday June 17, CMS released the unpublished version of the 2023 Home Health Payment Proposed Rule.  This rule contains significant changes that will affect agencies and it is strongly suggested that agencies comment on the rule.  Three main areas of significance are mention below. A...

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Biosimilars: Interchangeable Products May Increase Patient Access

Updated on 05/26/2022 Biosimilars: Interchangeable Products May Increase Patient Access Depending on state pharmacy laws, you may substitute an interchangeable biosimilar product at the pharmacy, much like substituting a generic for a brand-name drug. This helps increase patient access to biologics and may reduce patient costs. Learn more about Interchangeable...

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Patient Eligibility Information for Additional Services — Now Available

Updated on 04/28/2022 Patient Eligibility Information for Additional Services — Now Available You can now check eligibility (PDF) for these Medicare-covered services: Flu shots provided in the last 18 months Pneumococcal shots (HCPCS codes 90671 and 90677; eligibility information is already available for 90670 and 90732) Cognitive Assessment & Care Plan Services (CPT 99483)...

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Training and Educational Resources

 

Home Health & Hospice Agencies

HealthCare Synergy believes in an ongoing education for our clients, so we offer several state and national events, both live and via the web. From today’s hot topics to understanding the fundamentals, HealthCare Synergy’s User Group Meetings, Boot Camps, and other events are just another example of our commitment to our clients. Our Training options include on-demand tutorials, weekly webinars, and a customized training experience for your agency with our team of highly trained staff.

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