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

Application Updates: Themes, Performance, ECR

Our current customers may have noticed some changes in CradleMRx. We’ll detail a few of the changes here so existing users can get up to speed, and new users can see our commitment to home health agencies.

Eligibility, Claims, and Remittance

Perhaps our largest addition has come in the form of an optional ECR module. With this addition, your clinicians will have nearly instant access to Medicare eligibility checks, batched claims, and remittance tracking for billed items.

We can integrate your remittance vendor’s protocols so all you need to do is tell us your vendor.

User-Selectable Themes

Existing users have probably noticed our transition to a much cleaner application interface. We’ve been working diligently to ensure the application is easily scannable and is not visually cluttered. At the same time, we are working to keep everything you need at your fingertips.

With this interface change, we’ve also added the ability for users to change themes to suit their personal preference. When you change the visual theme, your settings are retained even if you log in to a different computer (login screen theme will change once you log out completely from the application).

We have several themes available to choose from, and will be adding more accessible high-contrast themes in the future.

Performance Tuning

With our default theme changes, we’ve actually combed through the application and identified several areas where performance could suffer on older computers or slower internet connections. We are also adding physical servers to further distribute our user load, so CradleMRx should be faster than ever!