While some of the news around CMS’ release of the payment rule for CY 2021 has been positive, many home health agencies are likely bristling at new policies around the Requests for Anticipated Payment (RAPs) for 2021 and beyond.
With the recent CMS announcements, 2021 is looking like it’s going to be a transitional year for home health billing and home health coding. The agency has made multiple changes to home health regulations to improve efficiency and make better use of technology across the country.
We’re coming into the end of the year, which means now is a great time for healthcare leaders and medical billing and coding managers to survey recent CMS updates as you work to ensure the financial health of your organization.
Billing and coding for home health and hospice is only becoming more complicated. As we move forward into a new year with new challenges, it will be critical for providers across the board to establish strong best practices to optimize reimbursement, increase accuracy, and avoid audits.
Outsourcing is changing — possibly more in home health billing services than anywhere else.
The assumptions and practices that were true a few years ago have shifted thanks to technology and general changes in the industry.