The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) is ending as of May 11, 2023, and home health billing leaders should be preparing.
2023 Trends in Home Health Billing
2023 is shaping up to be a year of change for home health billing and home health coding. This means revenue cycle leaders will see clear benefits from familiarizing themselves with these changes and working to get in front of the shifts that are influencing the home health billing and coding space.
Billing Instructions For Home Or Residence Services
Starting with claims for services on January 1, 2023, the 2 E/M visit families titled “Domiciliary, Rest Home (e.g., Boarding Home), or Custodial Care Services” and “Home Services” are now 1 E/M code family. The new family is titled “Home or Residence Services.” Use the codes in this family to report E/M services you provide to a patient in:
CMS Issues New G-Codes For Telehealth Home Health Services
Data on telecommunications technology use during a 30-day period of care at the patient level isn’t currently collected on the Home Health (HH) claim. While the provision of services provided via a telecommunications system must be in the patient’s plan of care, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) doesn’t routinely review plans of care to determine the extent these services are actually provided.
CY 2023 HCPCS Codes For Home Health Consolidated Billing
Effective, January 3, 2023, CMS will add the following codes to the home health consolidated billing non-routine supply code list: