Hospice
01/29/2018
A short but intense stay on the routine home care level of care — the care level most hospice patients receive — could create reimbursement and cash flow issues for some hospices, industry experts say.
01/22/2018
If you find inaccurate demographic data on your hospice’s Provider Preview Report or on Hospice Compare, contact your hospice’s Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for assistance.
01/02/2018
If you find inaccurate demographic data on your hospice’s Provider Preview Report or on Hospice Compare, you should contact your hospice’s Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for assistance.
12/18/2017
Hospices have taken a big step forward on pain assessment, the Hospice Item Set (HIS) measure that has caused them the biggest struggle.
12/11/2017
CMS has recently announced that the location search field on Hospice Compare hasn’t worked since the website launched in August.
11/06/2017
Hospices will soon participate in pilot testing a draft version of an item set that covers the comprehensive patient assessment.
08/28/2017
CMS’ inaugural release of Hospice Compare uncovers several opportunities for hospices to stand apart from competition. Among them: Ensuring patients treated with an opioid are given a bowel regimen.
08/07/2017
Medicare’s hospice payments, adjusted for inflation and other factors, will rise an estimated 1% in 2018, according to the final hospice payment rule posted Aug. 1.
07/31/2017
Hospices may soon have a less taxing way to return overpayments to CMS, officials from the federal Medicare agency announced during a July 20 home health, hospice and durable medical equipment (DME) open door forum.
07/24/2017
In comments about the proposed 2018 hospice rule, industry stakeholders expressed major concerns about CMS’ future plans to change hospice eligibility requirements.

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