Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 1:00 EST (Noon CST)
Summary: The home health “Pre-Claim Review” demonstration project has now started and will be in place for at least the next three years. How did we get to this point? Unfortunately, this demonstration project was initiated (in large part) based on the fact that improper payment rate for home health claims has gone 17.3 % in FY 2013 to 51.38% in FY 2014 and 58.95% in FY 2015. While the demonstration project only initially impacts home health agencies in five states, the problems areas noted will likely be pursued by CMS contractors around the country. Is your home health agency ready for this level of scrutiny?
The delay in the Pre-Claim Review moving forward to other states gives us the opportunity to learn from what has already happened. It also shows how we can apply so of what we have learned to improve our home health documentation.
In addition to the program integrity initiative already underway, HHS-OIG has also ramped up its review of home health agency claims and has expressly advised agencies that they intend to seek extrapolated damages of any overpayments identified. We anticipate a new round of home health audit letter to be sent to agencies in Fiscal Year 2017 (Starting October 1, 2016). What is HHS-OIG looking for? Join us as we discuss this initiative and how your agency should respond if selected for audit.
Moderator: Richard Dixon
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Sponsored by: Dixon Healthcare Solutions
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