DOH Holds Home Care Cost Report Education Session, Plus Updates on Schedules 3 & 4

Situation Report | October 5, 2020

Last week, the state Department of Health (DOH) and KPMG, the state’s contractor, held another education session on the new Home Care Cost Report that is due October 31, 2020. After the meeting, KPMG sent out an e-mail to all providers on clarifications related to where certain costs are reported on Schedules 3 and 4.

Similar to previous education sessions, DOH and KPMG reviewed upcoming events and timetables, including another outreach session on October 28 and planned KPMG audits being conducted from November 2020 through January 2021, along with a lessons-learned webinar sometime in January 2021.

The session reviewed which Licensed Home Care Services Agencies (LHCSAs), Certified Home Health Agencies (CHHAs) and Fiscal Intermediaries (FIs) are required to complete the cost report, as HCA has extensively detailed in past editions of the Situation Report. The session also explained the distinctions between “agency” and “entity,” web-based tool items, costs and expenses and updates to schedules 3a for CHHAs, 3b for LHCSAs, and 3c for FIs.

HCA advises members to review the clarifications to schedules 3 and 4 before completing the report.

Previous webinars, including the September 17 one on audits, are posted on the tool (see “Instructions” tab and “Useful Links”).

On last week’s session, DOH said it is aware that this is a new process and stressed its willingness to be helpful to providers while not penalizing them for incomplete or inaccurate data at the outset of this new report — a position that HCA had advocated for, appreciates, and which we will work with DOH to maintain.