Home Health & Hospice

How Much Do You Know About the Revised PPS?

Homecare Insider, January 26, 2009

The revised Prospective Payment System (PPS) has been in effect for almost 13 months. During that time, the economy has suffered and the price of gas has been all over the map. Add in an increase in the standard episode payment rate of only $1.60 and it’s evident homecare providers have to do more with less. A homecare agency must do everything it can to protect its payment.

One of the most important actions is to do things right the first time, avoiding those costly mistakes that lead to denials and survey citations. These seven questions test your knowledge about some of the more confusing and riskier issues.

Determine whether the following statements are true or false.
1. Attending outpatient therapy jeopardizes a patient’s homebound status.
2. A nurse practitioner can signs orders if state regulations permit this.

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