Scanning the Headlines:  Home Health PPS

The following list of recently released articles on the home health agency prospective payment system is designed to help you stay up-to-date with the latest information in the field. Links to full-text articles are provided where available. For information on obtaining print copies of articles, please call the AHA Resource Center at (312) 422-2050.

Gettting patient verification of visits:  is there a right way to get it done?  Hospital Home Health.  July 2001.

New privacy rules could pose challenges for home care industry.  Homecare Quality Management.  July 2001.

Heinrich, J., and Utterback, K. B.  Prospective payment comes to Medicare home health.  American Journal of Nursing.  101(7):59-61, July 2001. 

AHCA gives Bush the lowdown on home care.  Hospital Home Health.  Apr. 2001 

Dombi, W. A.  The new age of opportunity & risk.  Medicare PPS.  Caring.  20(3):6-8, Mar. 2001.

Hausner, T.  HCFA quality improvement initiatives.  Caring.  20(3):42-43, Mar. 2001.

Barnette, M.  Credentialing, accountability, & ethics.  Keys to home care PPS.  Caring.  20(3):26-30, Mar. 2001.

Tidd, C. W.  A process for putting the PPS patient first.  Caring.  20(3):10-13, Mar. 2001.

Home health PPS makes discharge planning harder.  Hospital Case Management.   9(3):38, 45-46, 34, Mar. 2001.

Youmans, K.  Another look at home care PPSJournal of AHIMA.  72(2):76-78, Feb. 2001.

Agency focuses on causes of dissatisfied patients.  Homecare Quality Management.  Jan. 2001.

Grimaldi, P.L.  Medicare's new home health prospective payment system explainedHealthcare Financial Management.  54(11):46-56, Nov. 2000.

Galloro, V.  Embracing PPSModern Healthcare.  30(40):2, 14, Sep. 25, 2000.

Webb, C. Hospitals urged to act now to meet Oct. 1 home health PPS deadline. AHA News. 36(32):1-2, Aug. 14, 2000.

HCFA publishes final rule for home health agencies.  Health Lawyer News.  4(8):22, Aug. 2000.

Levenson, D.  Hospitals record modest gains in final home health PPS rule.  AHA News.  36(26):1-2, July 3, 2000.

GAO says home health PPS needs refinement. Healthcare Financial Management. 54(6):12, June 1, 2000.

Martin, J. P., and Dodd, K. J. Home health programs will continue to add value under PPS. Healthcare Financial Management. 54(4):30-3, Apr. 2000.

Gundling, R. Home health agencies should prepare for prospective payment. Healthcare Financial Management. 54(2):72, Feb. 1, 2000.

Dombie, W. A. Agencies at risk: increased liability under PPS. Caring. 19(1):24-5, Jan. 2000.

St. Pierre, M., and Dombie, W. A. Home health PPS: new payment system, new hope. Caring. 19(1):6-11, Jan. 2000.

Sullivan, C. M. Into the mix. Results from PPS per-episode demonstration & case-mix study. Caring. 19(1):12-5, Jan. 2000.

Goldberg, H. B., and Delargy, D. Developing a case-mix model for PPS. Caring. 19(1):16-9, Jan. 2000.

Home health agency prospective payment system unveiled. Healthcare Financial Management. 53(12):11, Dec. 1, 1999.

Blumengold, J. Let home healthcare thrive. Modern Healthcare. 29(47):29, Nov. 22, 1999.

Saphir, A. HCFA proposes PPS for home health. Modern Healthcare. 29(44):10, Nov. 1, 1999.

Schulmerich, S. C. Public policy out of control. The home health care experience. Care Management Journals. 1(4):258-66, Autumn, 1999.

Bishop, C. E., Kerwin, J., and Wallack, S. S. The Medicare home health benefit implications of recent payment changes. Care Management Journals. 1(3):189-96, Summer 1999.


Updated August 22, 2001




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