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Hospice Insider

Medical Review:
Medicare Payment Error Rate Falls Again
Hospices not based in hospitals saw the error rate dip below 9% last year. Medicare has j... Read more
Finance:
Prepare Now For March Cap Reporting Deadline
Even though you have a few days more than usual, you should get your PS&R data straigh... Read more
Regulations:
Keep An Eye On Medicare Carve-In Developments
Plus: Stay on top of your HIS submission rate, or risk your pay rate update. If you're ne... Read more
Managed Care:
Medicare Unveils Medicare Advantage Hospice Carve-In Details
New payment model comes with many worries for hospices. A first look at how Medicare Adva... Read more
Reimbursement:
Which Sounds Worse — A Cap Reduction Or An Across-The-Board Rate Cut?
MedPAC thinks a cap reduction is better. The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission seems d... Read more
Budget:
Wage Index For Cap Would Hurt Rural Providers
Another cap change recommendation from MedPAC is on deck. How a wage index change to the ... Read more
Assessment:
You Can Still Sign Up To Test HOPE Tool
‘Alpha' testing will begin in the spring. Hospices interested in testing out the new HO... Read more
Hospice News:
Measure On Visits In Last Days Of Life Gets Push By NQF
Stay tuned for measure details. A new quality measure based on claims is on the horizon. ... Read more
Hospice News:
MAC Lists 6 Hospice Medical Review Topics
More hospice medical review topics means more ways your claims may come under the microsco... Read more
Hospice News:
Review Comprehensive Assessment Measure With New Tool
Go over the basics of Medicare's Hospice Comprehensive Assessment Measure with a recently ... Read more
Fraud & Abuse:
GAO Takes Its Turn To Criticize Hospice Surveys
Surveyors should look at live discharge rate, new report urges. More evidence that the fe... Read more
Compliance:
Alternative Sanctions May Prove A Double-Edged Sword For Hospices
Warning: CMPs can put you out of business faster than decertification. If you think alter... Read more
Surveys & Certification:
Majority Of Cases Reviewed Failed Aide Supervisory Visit Requirement
Watch out: Tougher enforcement is ahead. With so much going on for hospices, it's easy to... Read more
Reimbursement:
Out With The Old, In With The New: MBIs
Warning: Don't drag your feet on the transition to billing with new Medicare numbers. Alo... Read more
Budget:
Advisory Agency Wants Hospice Rates To Stay Flat, Cap To Go Down
Will lawmakers listen to MedPAC? Taking the spotlight as Medicare's newest fraud-prone in... Read more
Hospice News:
Report To Congress Features Hospice Fraud
OIG applauds DRG proration. The HHS Office of Inspector General's Semiannual Report to Co... Read more
Hospice News:
Watch Out: SIP Window Is Closing
Hospices interested in participating in Medicare's forthcoming Primary Care First Model's ... Read more
Hospice News:
Regional Chain Makes South Carolina Acquisition
Heart of Hospice based in Columbia, South Carolina, has purchased the operations of Hearts... Read more
Hospice News:
LHC-LifePoint Buy 2 More Agencies
LHC Group Inc. and LifePoint Health are further expanding their joint venture with acquisi... Read more
Hospice News:
State Pays Millions To Settle False Claims Charges
State governments and hospice fraud settlements don't usually go hand-in-hand, but a recen... Read more
Hospice News:
Hospital Moves To Finalize Hospice Sale
Graham Regional Medical Center in Graham, Texas, has gotten approval to accept an undisclo... Read more
Hospice News:
Watch For These Increases In 2020
Along with the New Year come increases in patient payment amounts and more. In 2020, the ... Read more
Hospice News:
Did You Miss This Claim Resubmission Requirement?
Don't lose out on your rightful reimbursement because you fail to resubmit claims that wer... Read more
Hospice News:
Beware This LCD Change
Don't expect to get diagnosis coding specifics in your Local Coverage Decisions going forw... Read more