If it seems like I'm asking stupid or silly questions, please exercise patience with me. I'm new to home health nursing, medicare regulations, POC, SOC, etc. I have found responses posted by members on this website to be more helpful, clear and informative.
Can someone explain to me start of care, plan of care, certification, reimbursement and correlation with episode of care.
Is the date of admission same as SOC date?
I know the POC is also refer to as 485. Is this different from the careplan or should I complete a separate nursing diagnosis care plan?
How is the certification period defined? Is it 60days from the SOC(new pt) and what about recertification?
I read on the medicare website that payment is based on episode of care, what does that mean?
Do I submit claims for every skilled visit made?
Are private insurance/HMO payment system better than CMS