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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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