REMINDER: Comments Due Soon on Pre-Claim Review Demonstration and the OASIS C2
July 14, 2016 12:28 PM
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) would like to remind its readers that the deadlines are quickly approaching to submit comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on two important Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) initiatives that impact home health agencies.
One is the second comment request for the home health Pre-Claim Review Demonstration project. The first request was issued on Feb 5, 2016, as a Paper Reduction Act (PRA) notice (see previous NAHC Reportarticle for a summary of NAHC’s comments). The demonstration at that time was proposed as a pre-authorization review on home health claims in select states. However, CMS issued another noticeon June 10, 2016, announcing its plans for a Pre-Claim Review Demonstration project. The second requestis a 30-day comment period that was issued in the Federal Register on June 21, 2016. Comments are due July 21, 2016. To view the supporting statement click here.
CMS also issued a second OMB comment request, in accordance with the PRA, for the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) C2. The first requestfor comments on the OASIS C2 was issued in the FR on April 1, 2016 (see previous NAHC Reportarticle for a summary of NAHC’s comments). The second requestis a 30 day comment period that was announce in the FR on June 30, 2016 Comments are due August 1, 2016. To view the supporting documentation and OASIC C2 click here.