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. ...
In Billing
Aug 9th, 2012
Payment rates for hospice care, the hospice aggregate cap amount, and the hospice wage index are updated annually. The 2013 payment rates equal the 2012 payment rates plus 1.6 percentage points. The new rates are effective for care and services from Oct. 1, 2012 through Sept. 30, 2013. 2013 Hospice Care Payment Rates was last ...
In CMS
Jan 14th, 2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released modifications to the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System Level II (HCPCS Level II ) code set. The quarterly update includes in the Procedures/Professional Services section two new codes for drug screening and tobacco cessation and two revised codes for drug screening and rapid antibody testing for infectious ...
In Billing
Jul 30th, 2010
The fiscal year 2011 payment rates will be the fiscal year 2010 payment rates, increased by 2.6 percentage points, which is the total hospital market basket percentage increase for FY 2011. The FY 2011 hospice payment rates are effective for care and services furnished on or after Oct. 1, 2010 through Sept. 30, 2011. Code Description Rate ...
In Billing
Jul 16th, 2010
Just two weeks after its award of the Part A and Part B Medicare Administrative Contractor (A/B MAC) contract for jurisdiction 11 and home health and hospice MAC for jurisdiction C, Palmetto GBA has received a stop-work order from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Palmetto Receives Stop-Work Order for J11 was last ...