Author

Rebecca L. Johnson
Executive Editor, Newsletters

Rebecca has covered the ever-evolving home health and hospice markets for 20 years, starting about the time the Balanced Budget Act ushered in the devastating Interim Payment System. Under a myriad of payment and regulatory changes, Rebecca has helped home health agencies and hospices thrive and stay compliant. She has also covered markets ranging from internet banking to managed care to physicians. She is an expert on legislation, regulation, reimbursement, operations, business strategies, and more. Rebecca received her Bachelor of Science degree from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

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    Are lower payment rates due to the new hourly wage calculation on the horizon for home health agencies? If you’re not paying close attention to cost reporting because you think it doesn’t matter, think again. Medicare’s proposal to rebalance hospice payment between care levels based on   Read more..
    Posted on 17 May, 2019
    By Rebecca L. Johnson
    Learn Why Accurate HHA Cost Reports Matter — Now More Than Ever
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    Are RAPs on a going-going-gone trajectory? It sure looks like it. Your billing department will have its hands full with the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) changes slated for next year. But all signs suggest more is yet to come — and come soon — which will   Read more..
    Posted on 18 Mar, 2019
    By Rebecca L. Johnson
    Billing and Cash Flow Changes Likely to Hit HHAs Sooner Than Expected
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    Astronomical stakes have yet to deter abysmal results. Does your home health agency provide services known to have high national error rates? If so, you might want to take extra care to stay off the TPE radar. Back in November, HHH Medicare Administrative Contractor CGS reported that   Read more..
    Posted on 27 Feb, 2019
    By Rebecca L. Johnson
    Take Caution — Targeted Probe and Educate Failure Rate Remains High