CMS to release a comparative billing report on home health services
Target release Aug. 29
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
by: VNAA Advocacy Team

Section: Public Policy and Advocacy




On Aug. 29, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will release a national provider Comparative Billing Report (CBR) addressing home health services.
 
CBRs produced by SafeGuard Services under contract with CMS, contain data-driven tables and graphs with an explanation of findings that compare providers’ billing and payment patterns to those of their peers located in the state and across the nation.

To ensure privacy, CMS provides each agency report confidentially and includes only summary billing information. No patient or case-specific data is included. CMS believes CBR reports are a tool to help providers better understand applicable Medicare billing rules and improve the level of care for Medicare patients.  
For more information and to review a sample of the home health Services CBR, please visit the CBR Services Website by clicking here, or call the SafeGuard Services’ Provider Help Desk, CBR Support Team at 530-896-7080.               
 
VNAA urges members to review CBR for accuracy and report discrepancies immediately. There have been issues previously this year with inaccurate CBR reports. 
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