CMS Issues Clarifications, Corrections to Freestanding Hospice Cost Report Forms and Instructions

Effective for cost reporting years starting on or after October 1, 2014, freestanding hospices are required to file the revised hospice cost report Form CMS-1984-14.  The new freestanding hospice cost report significantly expands data collection requirements to supply greater detail related to hospice costs by level of care; data from the modified report may be…