Bulletin October 22nd, 2019

Snapshot

  • HOME HEALTH and HOSPICE: Ohio Department of Aging (ODA) News Release: Take advantage of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
  • HOME HEALTH and HOSPICE: White House Proclamation on Immigrants Could Limit Home Care Workforce, NAHC Report, October 18, 2019
  • HOSPICE: OIG Updates Work Plan for HospiceNAHC Report, October 17, 2019
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RCD Updates

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ANNOUNCEMENT: OCHCH Weekly RCD Conference Calls

OCHCH recently launched an awareness campaign to provide your agency with the assistance, information, resources, and training you need to tackle the challenges of RCD and PDGM. This campaign is called OPERATION: tackle.

As part of OPERATION: tackle we will be hosting weekly conference calls on RCD beginning this week that will continue for the foreseeable future. These conference calls will provide an opportunity for us to share the latest developments of RCD, for you to share your challenges, and for our members to share best practices in a real time environment. Even better you will hear from national leaders and experts such as Bill Dombi, President of NAHC, as well as people in other RCD states.

DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!! Please mark your calendars for EVERY FRIDAY @ 10am. THE FIRST CALL WILL BE ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25 AT 10AM. The calls will last no more than an hour.

PDGM Updates

  • Home Health Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) Webcast Part One: November 21, 2019
  • Home Health Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) Webcast Part Two: December 5, 2019
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Our Take

EVV UPDATES

The EVV update last Wednesday was full of updates. Literally. For non-agency providers 63% of them have not completed training. 44% of Agency providers have not completed trainingHowever, even if they did get trained, there are still visits not being logged. If you are trained, please start logging your visits! As you know there are a few different ways to log your visit. Currently, EVV mobile devices are being the most used method (thus far) to log visits instead of Telephony or manual entry. If you are having issues, please contact ODM, sooner rather than later.

More updates: The Department of Aging has announced that…

Help Desk Question of the Week

Helpdesk Question of the Week –

EVV Our Take

The EVV update last Wednesday was full of updates. Literally. For non-agency providers 63% of them have not completed training. 44% of Agency providers have not completed trainingHowever, even if they did get trained, there are still visits not being logged. If you are trained, please start logging your visits! As you know there are a few different ways to log your visit. Currently, EVV mobile devices are being the most used method (thus far) to log visits instead of Telephony or manual entry. If you are having issues, please contact ODM, sooner rather than later.

More updates ! The Department of Aging has announced that they will be providing two different items to help providers easily and quickly access the system. They will be giving “provider client cards” to put on the fridge of the homes of the individuals. This can be used as a quick reference guide for questions. More details to come in later meetings.

Even more updates! The Department of Disabilities provided data that depicted the claims that require EVV and the results are in: out of 60,000 claims per week 15% of those are processed. There are still a good amount of claims with NO EVV validation. However, They have good news! Recently, The ones that are submitted are mostly 100% validated. DoDD has shown the improvement overtime for validating claims data- improving the 100% EVV validation weekly.

Regulatory and Policy Digest

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  • HOME HEALTH and HOSPICE: Key Senate Committee Approves Funding for Community-Based ProgramsNAHC Report, October 17, 2019 
  • HOME HEALTH and HOSPICE: CMS Provides Direction to MACs on Use of Adjustment CodesNAHC Report, October 18, 2019 
  • HOSPICE: HOSPICE INDUSTRY SEEKS SOLUTIONS TO ISSUES IN OIG REPORTS, HOSPICE NEWS, OCTOBER 21, 2019

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News Clips and Links

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  • HOSPICE: CMMI Strategy Officer: Private Sector Will Emulate Primary Care FirstHospice News, October 16, 2019
  • HOSPICE: Complementary Therapies Can Build Hospice Market ShareHospice News, October 16, 2019
  • HOSPICE: Hospice Leads to Higher Satisfaction for Kidney Disease PatientsHospice News, October 21, 2019