Kinnser Blog

HHS Recalculates Improper Medicare Payment Rates

   by Mindy Pillow
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are recalculating Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) error rates in 2009 to provide CMS with more comprehensive information about errors when targeting improper agency payments. These changes are an extension of CMS efforts to reduce… Read more ›

Filed Under: Billing

2009-2010 Fall/Winter Influenza Season

   by Kristi Wheeler
The flu season is in full swing this year with the H1N1 virus escalating influenza activity higher than the peaks of many regular flu seasons. CMS is reminding health care providers to encourage your Medicare patients to receive seasonal flu shots as well as the H1N1 vaccine as it becomes… Read more ›

Filed Under: Clinical

HHCAHPS Update

   by Mindy Pillow
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently recognized the impact of OASIS-C implementation on home health agencies by allowing additional time for agencies to implement OASIS-C before the required implementation of the Home Health Care CAHPS (HHCAHPS) survey for payment considerations. The linkage of HHCAHPS data to quality… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration