Aug 2nd, 2017
Hospices that are successful quality reporters will fair better. CMS filed a final rule in the Federal Register on Aug. 1, updating the hospice wage index, payment rates, and cap amount for fiscal year (FY) 2018 (Oct. 1, 2017 – Sept. 30, 2018). The final rule includes new quality measures and provides an update on ...
In CMS
Aug 1st, 2017
A proposed rule would update the 2018 Medicare payment rates and the wage index for home health agencies (HHA) serving Medicare beneficiaries, as well as revise the Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) case-mix adjustment methodology. Payment Update is Down In the proposed rule, published July 28 in the Federal Register, the Centers for ...
In CMS
Apr 7th, 2017
The registration period for groups that choose the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Web Interface or Consumer Assessment of Health Providers and Systems (CAHPS) for Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Survey as their data submission method is April 1 through June 30, 2017. For individual or group participation, registration is not required for any ...
Dec 11th, 2015
Your practice is getting free public exposure, now more than ever. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced, December 10, several updates to the Physician Compare and Hospital Compare websites. Whether this is good news or bad news depends on your practice’s or facility’s performance in the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) or Inpatient ...
May 7th, 2014
A proposed rule would grant hospices an estimated 1.3 percent increase in their payments for 2015. The update is a net result of a proposed hospice payment update of 2 percent less the wage index budget neutrality adjustment factor of 0.7 percent. With inflation at 1.5 percent, hospices will likely have to tighten their belts. ...