Home health agencies (HHAs) are subject to the Review Choice Demonstration (RCD). Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) are required to review an HHA’s documentation to determine if beneficiaries meet home health coverage requirements per the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, chapter 7 (PDF, 493 KB).

Palmetto GBA provides HHAs with a wealth of information addressing the requirements and expectations of the RCD. Browse our collected articles about all aspects of the RCD.






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Understanding ADRs When Participating in the RCD 02/24/2021
Get Your Ten In: Florida and NC HHAs Should Submit Pre-Claim Review Requests 02/04/2021
Home Health Face-to-Face Encounter 02/02/2021
RCD and Appeals  02/01/2021
Alternative Ways to Check Your Pre-Claim Review (PCR) Decision Status 01/20/2021
Assure You Make a Home Health Review Choice Selection for Each National Provider Identifier (NPI) and Provider Transaction Access Number (PTAN) Combination 01/20/2021
Can I Tell If a Beneficiary Is Participating in Another Demonstration? 01/20/2021
Certifying Patients for the Medicare Home Health Benefit Open in New Window01/20/2021
Claims Documentation: Make Sure a Beneficiary's Name Matches 01/20/2021
eServices: Inbox Filtering Feature Refines Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) for Home Health Services Search 01/20/2021
esMD for the Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) and the Outpatient Department (OPD) Prior Authorization (PA) 01/20/2021
Face-to-Face Related to Primary Reason for Home Health Services 01/20/2021
HCPCS Code Errors in eServices 01/20/2021
Helpful Tip: PCR Point of Contact 01/20/2021
Home Health Face-to-Face Encounters via Telehealth 01/20/2021
Home Health Pre-Claim Review (PCR) Unique Tracking Numbers (UTNs) Should Not Be Included on the Request for Anticipated Payment (RAP) 01/20/2021
If a patient is involved in another demonstration, such as an Accountable Care Organization (ACO), should the UTN be removed? 01/20/2021
PCR Affirmation/Claim Approval Rate Calculation 01/20/2021
PCR Resubmissions 01/20/2021
Providers Under a UPIC Review Do Need to Make an RCD Selection 01/20/2021
RCD Tip for Request for Anticipated Payments (RAPs) 01/20/2021
RCD Tip: PCR Task Signed Documentation 01/20/2021
RCD Tip: Using the Correct Provider Transaction Access Number (PTAN) 01/20/2021
Stay Up-to-Date with the Home Health Review Choice Demonstration via Email Updates 01/20/2021
The Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) Choice Selection Lookup Tool 01/20/2021
Transitioning from Pre-Claim Review (PCR) to an Additional Documentation Request (ADR) Option 01/20/2021
Understanding Home Health Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) Reason Code 39621 01/20/2021
Unique Tracking Number Facts 01/20/2021
CMS Will Extend the Phased-in Participation of the Review Choice Demonstration for Home Health Agencies in Florida and North Carolina until March 31, 2021 Open in New Window12/22/2020
Phased RCD Participation for Providers in North Carolina and Florida 12/22/2020
New Codes for Therapist Assistants Providing Maintenance Programs in the Home Health Setting 12/11/2020
Targeted Probe and Education (TPE) Excluded from the Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) 12/02/2020
Illinois Selection Results 11/19/2020
Texas Selection Results 11/19/2020
Pre-Claim Review (PCR) Affirmation/Claim Approval Rate Calculation 11/13/2020
Selection Period for Home Health Agencies (HHAs) in Texas and Illinois 11/13/2020
Extension of Voluntary Participation for providers in North Carolina and Florida 11/02/2020
Illinois Home Health Agencies (HHAs) to Begin Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) Cycle 3 09/22/2020
Texas Home Health Agencies (HHAs) to Begin Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) Cycle 2 09/21/2020
Ohio Selection Results Round 2 Data 09/14/2020
Ohio Providers Transition Cycle 2 08/18/2020
Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) Updated Cycles for Providers in Illinois 08/13/2020
Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) Updated Cycles for Providers in Texas 08/13/2020
Invalid Unique Tracking Number (UTN) 08/03/2020
Illinois Providers Transition to Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) Cycle Two 07/31/2020
Florida Selection Results Round 1 Data 07/24/2020
North Carolina Selection Results Round 1 Data 07/24/2020
Delay in PCR Decision Letters 07/23/2020
Administrative Relief in Response to the 2019-Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Pausing Home Health Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) 06/03/2020
Option to Stay in PCR 05/06/2020
Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) Options During the COVID-19 Pause 04/13/2020
Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) Postponed for North Carolina and Florida Providers 04/10/2020
Attention Texas Home Health Providers: You May Begin Submitting PCR Request on March 2, 2020 02/25/2020
Illinois Selection Results Round 2 Data 01/17/2020
Ohio Selection Results Round 1 Data 09/16/2019
Illinois Providers Who Selected Pre Claim Review (PCR) as Their Review Choice Must Remember to Include the Unique Tracking Number (UTN) on the Final Claim 07/30/2019
Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) and Home Health Episodes of Care 05/31/2019
Review Choice Demonstration for Home Health Services Flowchart 10/17/2018

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