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CMS is providing notifications to Home Health Agencies that were determined to be out of compliance with Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HH QRP) requirements, which will affect their CY 2020 Annual Payment Update (APU). Non-compliance notifications are in the process of being mailed by the Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) and will be placed into agency CASPER folders in QIES on October 1, 2019.
Home Health Agencies that receive a letter of non-compliance may submit a request for reconsideration to CMS via email no later than 11:59 local time, November 1, 2019. If you receive a notice of non-compliance and would like to request a reconsideration, see the instructions in your notification and on the Home Health Quality Reporting Reconsiderations and Exception & Extension page.
HHAs may file for reconsideration if they believe the CMS finding of non-compliance is in error, or they have evidence of the impact of extraordinary circumstances which prevented timely submission of data. HHAs would have 30 days from the date at the top of the letter of noncompliance to submit this request for reconsideration to CMS.
Preview Reports and Star Rating Preview Reports for the January 2020 Refresh
Providers can now download the latest Provider Preview Reports and the Quality of Patient Care (QoPC) Star Rating Preview Reports from CASPER. These reports preview data that will be displayed in the Home Health Compare website beginning around January 23, 2020. The Home Health Compare Provider Preview Reports remain in the CASPER folder and are available to providers for 60 days only. The QoPC Star Ratings Provider Preview Reports remain in the CASPER folders and are available to providers for 90 days only. Providers are encouraged to save a copy of their preview reports for later reference.
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