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.

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  1. my agency is not CHAP accredited so how does all these CHAP related issues affect us.

  2. Mary says:

    It is not CHAP accreditation but home health Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HHCAHPS) program is a public-private initiative to develop standardized surveys of patients” experiences with ambulatory and facility-level care. For more information, see the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality website: https://www.cahps.ahrq.gov/default.asp

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