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August 23, 2019

Post-Training Materials for the Home Health Quality Reporting Program: Achieving a Full APU/Market Basket Increase Webinar Are Now Available

Post-training materials (includes answers to knowledge checks) and the question and answer (Q+A) document containing responses to questions submitted by providers during the Home Health Quality Reporting Program: Achieving a Full Annual Payment Update (APU)/Market Basket Increase Webinar held on June 19, 2019 are now available in the Downloads section at the bottom of this web page. 

Click here to access a video recording of the webinar.

June 26, 2019

NEW TRAINING EVENT — Updated Section GG Web-based Training Course

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering a web-based training course on how to properly code of Section GG. This 45-minute course is intended for providers in the following care settings: Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs), Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs), and Home Health Agencies (HHAs); and is designed to be used on demand anywhere you can access a browser. The course is divided into the following four lessons and includes interactive exercises that allow you to test your knowledge in real life scenarios:

• Lesson 1: Importance of Section GG for Post-Acute Care

• Lesson 2: Section GG Assessment and Coding Principles

• Lesson 3: Coding GG0130.Self-Care Items

• Lesson 4: Coding GG0170.Mobility Items

Click here to access the training.

If you have technical questions or feedback regarding the training, please email the PAC Training mailbox. Content-related questions should be submitted to the Quality Reporting Program Help Desk for your care setting.

June 17, 2019

Pre-Training Materials Available for the Home Health Quality Reporting Program: Achieving a Full APU/Market Basket Increase Webinar

Training materials for the upcoming Home Health Quality Reporting Program: Achieving a Full Annual Payment Update (APU)/Market Basket Increase on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. ET are now available under the Downloads section at the bottom of this webpage.

Registration to attend this event via webcast is still open.

CLICK HERE to register for the Home Health Quality Reporting Program: Achieving a Full APU/Market Basket Increase Webinar.

If you are not able to attend the webinar, but would like your name placed on a list to receive an email notification when a recorded version of the webinar is available, please CLICK HERE to be placed on an email notification list.

If you have questions or need additional information regarding the logistics of this training session, please email the PAC Training mailbox at PACTraining@econometricainc.com.

June 07, 2019

REGISTRATION OPEN – Home Health Quality Reporting Program: Achieving a Full APU/Market Basket Increase Webinar on June 19, 2019

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be hosting a webinar on Achieving a Full Annual Payment Update (APU)/Market Basket Increase for home health providers on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. ET. The purpose of the webinar is to educate providers about the Annual Payment Update (APU) process and the requirements associated with achieving a full APU. Specifically, this webinar will cover:

• The relationship between the APU and the Home Health Quality Reporting Program.

• Associated data submission requirements.

• The reconsideration process for providers who are identified as being noncompliant.

Registration for this webinar is limited to 1,000 people on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Please register only if you know you will be able to attend the webinar, as space is limited. If you would like your name placed on a list to receive an email notification when the recorded version of the webinar is available, please CLICK HERE to be placed on an email notification list.

CLICK HERE to register for the Home Health Quality Reporting Program: Achieving a Full APU/Market Basket Increase Webinar.

If you have questions or need additional information regarding the logistics of this training session, please email the PAC Training mailbox at PACTraining@econometricainc.com.

June 07, 2019

Video Tutorials Available to Assist with Coding Specific Section GG Items

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is releasing a series of short videos to assist providers with coding select Section GG items on the OASIS, IRF-PAI, LTCH CARE Data Set, and the MDS. These videos, ranging from 4-12 minutes, are designed to provided targeted guidance using simulated patient scenarios. To access the videos, click on the links below:

Coding GG0110. Prior Device Use with Information From Multiple Sources (3:58)

Decision Tree for Coding Section GG0130. Self-Care and GG0170. Mobility (11:56)

Coding GG0130B. Oral Hygiene (4:25)

Coding GG0170C. Lying to Sitting on side of bed (4:33)

May 14, 2019

Post-Training Materials for the March 2019 Home Health QRP Provider Training Are Now Available

Post-training materials (includes answers to knowledge checks and interactive exercises) for the Home Health Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Provider Training held on March 5 and 6, 2019, are now available in the Downloads section at the bottom of this webpage. 

Also available in the Downloads section of this webpage is a question and answer (Q+A) document containing responses to questions submitted by providers during the event.

CLICK HERE to access video recordings of presentations.  

March 15, 2019

OASIS-D Q+A is Available  

A question and answer (Q+A) document containing responses to questions posed by providers during the following trainings on the OASIS-D is now available in the Downloads section at the bottom of this webpage.

  • The Introduction to the OASIS-D Webinar that occurred on August 28, 2018;
  • The Section GG: Functional Abilities and Goals Webinar that took place on September 5, 2018; and
  • The November 2018 Home Health Quality Reporting Program Provider Training that occurred on November 6 and 7, 2018, in Baltimore, MD.

Please note: This is an update to the Q+A document posted on December 4, 2018, and includes responses to questions that required additional research. 

March 05, 2019

Understanding OASIS Function Coding Fact Sheet is now available

This Fact Sheet is now available under the Downloads section at the bottom of this webpage and clarifies that the response codes for the OASIS M1800 series function items, and the Section GG function items are not intended to be duplicative, or ‘match’. There are differences between items that have the same or similar names, so coding may be different. Examples are provided to illustrate this. Each OASIS item should be considered individually and coded based on guidance specific to that item. 

March 01, 2019

Pre-Training Materials Available for the March 2019 Home Health QRP Provider In-Person Training Event

Training materials for the upcoming Home Heath (HH) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) in-person 'Train the Trainer' event for providers on March 5 and 6, 2019, at the Lord Baltimore Hotel, 20 W Baltimore St, Baltimore, MD 21201, are now available under the Downloads section at the bottom of this webpage.

Registration to attend this event is still open. 

Section GG Decision Tree Training Document Now Available

A decision tree training document to help with coding Section GG self-care and mobility data elements is now available. This document provides an overview of the 6 codes and coding instructions for admission/discharge.

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