In CMS
Dec 3rd, 2018
If you’re interested in improving your hospice’s quality reporting, the December 13 webinar, “Update to Public reporting in Fiscal Year 2019: Hospice Comprehensive Assessment Measure and Data Correction Deadlines” is just right for you. Hospice Webinar The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host the two-part webinar covering two different topics for hospice ...
Avoid misconceptions and clarify guidelines to make end-of-life services less intimidating. Hospice is a Medicare Part A benefit most often provided to terminally-ill patients who wish to remain in their homes. Medicare guidelines for hospice are detailed and can be arduous, however, making billing and reimbursement tricky. An overview of the guidelines and clarification of ...
In Billing
May 23rd, 2018
Starting Oct. 1, hospital discharges to hospice care qualify as a post-acute care transfer and may have payment adjustments for Medicare patients. According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Transmittal 2055, change request 10602, under the policy regulations § 412.4: * When a patient is transferred to another hospital and their stay ...
In Billing
May 14th, 2018
Newly-released proposed rules provide a preliminary view of the fiscal year (FY) 2019 payment and policy updates to the Medicare program for hospices, inpatient psychiatric facilities, skilled nursing facilities, and inpatient rehabilitation facilities. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the four proposed rules on May 8. Hospice Update and Reporting Requirements This pr...
In Billing
May 9th, 2018
Since the implementation of the hospice benefit in 1983, the number of Medicare beneficiaries receiving hospice services has grown from 513,000 in 2000 to nearly 1.5 million in 2017. Over the years, there have been changes in the diagnosis patterns among Medicare hospice enrollees — largely due to changes in coverage. In 2002, lung cancer ...