Home Health Care News April 12, 2024
Joyce Famakinwa

Payment denials can be costly and time consuming for home health providers, and they’re often self-inflicted.

In order to avoid this all together, home health leaders should educate themselves on the common reasons behind denials, and also adopt documentation techniques that will help their organizations stay compliant with Medicare’s coverage criteria.

That was the main takeaway of a recent webinar hosted by WellSky, an Overland Park, Kansas-based company that utilizes software and analytics to help providers across the continuum achieve better outcomes at lower costs.

One of the most prevalent claims errors is not including the signature of a certifying physician. Documentation not meeting medical necessity is another top claims error that providers make.

Other common claims errors include encounter...

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