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Everything you need to know about this year's changes to Medicare PPS.

Medical coding professionals who deal with Medicare and home health billing need to pay close attention to recent changes. The Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) final rule for 2015 will reduce rates for a second year. What’s more, HH PPS overhauls case mix methodology, modifies the timeline for therapy reassessments, sets a new (high) benchmark for OASIS data submission, suggests guidelines for assessing eligibility of patients receiving visits for insulin injections, outlines a plan for value-based purchasing (formerly known as pay for performance), eases speech therapist rules, and drastically revises physicians’ documentation responsibilities for the face-to-face encounter requirement.

The Coding Institute has released a special handbook that can help you understand all of these new regulations and changes. The Home Health Prospective Payment System Final Rule Handbook will review and analyze the HH PPS final rule and what it means for your coding practices. You’ll learn how to put strategies into action so you can stay compliant and cope with Medicare changes and payment cuts.

When you get this comprehensive handbook, you’ll learn about these vital HH PPS final rule issues:

  • HHA rates fall in 2015.
  • Rebasing cuts decimate home health industry.
  • No change to outlier math in 2015, despite requests.
  • Current outlier calculation leaves money on the table.
  • Agencies lose case mix points for 200 diagnosis codes in 2015.
  • Therapy reassessment deadline now pegged to days rather than visits.
  • Therapy paperwork burden overwhelms clinical needs.
  • HHAs won 30-day therapy assessment revision.
  • CMS relaxed speech therapist requirements.
  • Data point feds to insulin injection coverage problems.
  • CMS kept part, nixed part of oasis benchmark.
  • Resolve to work on your quality measures — pronto.
  • These 5 tips could help you avoid VBP disaster.
  • Beware of cash flow crunch under value-based purchasing.
  • HHAs lose on retroactive relief for physician narrative.
  • Medicare adds 800,000 F2Fs a year to HHAs’ workload.


The Coding Institute wants to see your practice thrive, and if you deal with HH PPS coding, you may feel overwhelmed and confused by the 2015 final rule and its changes. The Home Health Prospective Payment System Final Rule Handbook will clear up your questions and concerns. Our experts will leave no stone unturned when it comes to this important modification to coding requirements.

We know you’ll value this special handbook, and if you don’t we will return your money through our 100% money-back guarantee. Call 1-800-508-2582 or click the link above to order your copy of this essential resource today!

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