Published Apr 29, 2004
on april 20, 2004, the centers for medicare and medicaid services issued
to medicare contractors a provider education article entitled "medicare
resources for researching inpatient discharges within 14 days of a home
health admission." this article will be made available to home health
agencies by the regional home health intermediaries. to access the
article on the cms website, agencies may go to:
renerian, BSN, RN
Unfortunately we do not always get complete information from the rehab facilities and many of our patients have mental impairment so we don't know all the information at the SOC. We are getting several of these rejections per week.
This has stopped with our agency most of the time now. I am trying to get more information at the time of referral but wow it is hard when clients jump from place to place. Luckily many of the nurses document this information and I can capture it there.
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