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Comment by Friday on 2017 Home Health Proposed Rule

Beth Noyce

Tags final rule, home care, public comment

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OK, we're down to the wire now.

The deadline to comment on the 2017 Home Health Proposed Rule is Friday, August 26, at 11:59 P.M. Eastern Time.

Don't forget to comment on OASIS-C2!

OASIS-C2 replaces OASIS-C1/ICD-10 January 2017, in whatever final form it takes. You can help determine what that final form will be if you submit your OASIS-C2 opinion and ideas to CMS, as long as you do so by May 31, 2016.

Help for hospice professionals suffering from regulatory whiplash

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You're likely too busy with patient care and follow up from your latest CMS-inspired QAPI project to know what Medicare plans to change in the hospice world next. Even if you had time, would you read all 140 pages of regulatory language in the the FY 2017 hospice proposed rule CMS posted April 21?
That's why I've been studying it. So I can fill you in on some important important proposals CMS published. For example:

Comment Deadline is Tomorrow (Dec 8) for DC to Community Quality Measure. Be heard!

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Hurry! Time is running out to send CMS your views on its pending "Discharge to Community" Quality Measure for Home Health Agencies.

This new quality measure WILL be part of future OASIS data collection. But CMS wants input from experienced home health providers like you about how CMS plans to calculate this outcome for CASPER reports and potential display on Home Health Compare. You know the industry. Tell CMS which risk-adjustment variables should affect this outcome, and which records that experience tells you CMS should exclude from the calculations.