Posts Tagged ‘Home Health Change in Care Notice’

CMS Open Door Forum Addresses Home Health CAHPS

January 11, 2013

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposed to discontinue the HHABN (CMS-R-296) and require home health agencies to use the Advance Beneficiary Notice to notify beneficiaries of Medicare non-coverage (Form CMS-R-131). In addition, a new Home Health Change of Care Notice (HHCCN) has been created to notify beneficiaries of changes of care (Form CMS-10280), which is now accomplished through Option box 2 and 3 of the HHABN. CMS is seeking public comments on these proposals. (more…)

Planned Revisions to Home Health Beneficiary Notice Open to Comments

December 27, 2012

Home health agencies are required to use the Home Health Advance Beneficiary Notice (HHABN), CMS-R-296.to provide written notice to fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries of Medicare non-coverage, as well as reductions in care provided as required by the Lutwin lawsuit settlement. Three interchangeable option boxes are present in the current HHABN to meet these requirements. Option Box 1 addresses liability, Option Box 2 addresses change of care for agency reasons, and Option Box 3 addresses change of care due to provider orders. In their effort to “streamline, reduce, and simplify notices,” the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) submitted two information requests to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. (more…)