CMS is Converting – OASIS Submission Changes

With CMS converting from AT&T to Verizon, how you submit your OASIS data to the state will also change. This new change affects only how you send OASIS data; it does not affect when you send (30 days from M0090 rule) OASIS data.

For more information direct from CMS click on the following CMSNet Information links:
https://www.qtso.com/cmsnet.html
https://www.qtso.com/download/Install_Instr_CMSNet.pdf

CMS Posts List of Providers Sent Revalidation Letters

Due to recent requests by providers, CMS has released the first list of providers that were sent revalidation letters (Phase 1). If you enrolled prior to March 25, 2011 you may have received a letter. Letters will continue to go out up to March 23, 2015. For more information on the revalidation of Medicare provider enrollment, check out MLN Article 1126: Further Details on Revalidation of Provider Enrollment Information.

A sample letter as well as the Revalidation Phase 1 Listing can both be found in the Medicare Provider Supplier Revalidation Page.

If you are on the list but have not received the revalidation letter, please contact your MAC directly. Their numbers can be found at the Medicare Fee-for-Service Provider Enrollment Contact List.

Why a 2% Reduction in Medicare Payments?

There are a few reasons your Home Health Agency (HHA) might be subject to 2% Reduction in Medicare payments for calendar year 2012.

  1. Your Home Health Agency’s OASIS were not transmitted within 30 days of the Completed date (M0090) looking at a time period of July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011
  2. Your Home Health Agency qualified for CAHPS but did not participate in an HH-CAHPS dry run in third quarter 2010 and then continue monthly data submission to an approved CAHPS vendor.

For more information:
http://www.cms.gov/Transmittals/downloads/R2249CP.pdf
www.homehealthcahps.org