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Medicaid Payment Issues Plague Host of Colorado Caregivers and Therapists

The Colorado Sun | Feb. 28, 2022

The state Medicaid division is facing complaints about contractors who handle billing on multiple fronts, from mental health to in-home caregivers for people with disabilities. 

Payment issues in Colorado’s Medicaid system extend beyond mental health therapists who’ve been raising alarm for months that they aren’t receiving timely reimbursement for seeing patients who are low-income or have disabilities. 

As the state Department of Health Care Policy and Financing tries to tamp down a string of payment debacles with mental health professionals, some home health caregivers, speech therapists and others say they also have struggled to get authorization, including for services for children with severe disabilities who live at home.

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Download the Latest Home Health Payment Rates

BKD CPAs & Advisors – 2022

Home health payment rates are critical to your business operations. That’s why we’ve made them available for your agency’s service area. Click below to download your 2022 payment rates today.

 

CHAP Updated Top 10 Home Health Deficiencies Resource

This update includes the most cited Home Health deficiencies for both the CHAP Standard and the CoP G Tags. Some of the top ten deficiencies included are in Patient Rights, Individualized Plan of Care, Infection Control, Written information to the patient, and more!

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The Home-Based Care Outlook for 2022

While a post-pandemic world still seems far away, the evolving home health and home care landscapes are ripe with means to drive growth in 2022. These opportunities are leading to a renewed sense of optimism in home-based care, and our 2022 Home Health Care News Outlook Survey and Report explore the different layers of that sentiment. Our annual outlook survey polled Home Health Care News readers about the key trends, opportunities and challenges in the year ahead.

In this eBook you will learn how home-based care providers are: 

  • Navigating the evolution of home-based care
  • Investing in technology to improve efficiency and care delivery
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Ask Congress to Continue to Again Extend Full Sequester Relief

Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare Update

In response to the ongoing challenges related to the COVID-19 public health emergency, Congress took action last year to again extend the temporary suspension of the 2% sequester to Medicare providers.  However, this 2% relief is set to expire at the end of March.

As the pandemic endures and more transmissible variants of COVID-19 emerge, sequestration relief is still needed. Home health providers are continuing to experience significant challenges, particularly related to workforce and staffing and need additional time to effectively manage the far-reaching impacts of new surges of COVID.

Congress must immediately take action to again extend the full sequester relief to ensure stability to the home health provider community and all providers struggling to deliver quality services to the Medicare population as the pandemic continues. The March omnibus spending bill, which must be passed by March 11, may be the last opportunity to extend the sequester suspension before relief expires.

Please send emails to your lawmakers in Congress today asking them to extend the Medicare sequester suspension in the March omnibus package!

 
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