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
Mar 31st, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued on March 31 a proposed rule (CMS-3819-P2) to delay the effective date for the Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Conditions of Participation for Home Health Agencies (HHA CoPs) final rule. The current effective date for the final rule is July 13. The proposed rule would delay the effective ...
In Billing
Jan 17th, 2017
If you are hoping the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will throw caution to the wind and spearhead the telehealth movement, think again. Based on the 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) Final Rule, unless pressed by lawmakers, they are going to take their time adding to this line of coverage. There are ...
In CMS
Dec 15th, 2016
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the 2017 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System policy changes, quality provisions, and payment rates final rule with comment period. The OPPS Final Rule is scheduled for publication in the November 11 Federal Register. The Rule updates hospital outpatient ...
In Billing
Oct 31st, 2016
Home health agencies can look forward to a 0.7 percent reduction in Medicare payments in the 2017 Medicare home health prospective payment system (HH PPS). This amounts to a $130 million savings for the agency, but it’s hard to explain: the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) said the estimated decrease reflects the effects of ...