CMS’ ODF Examines Hospice Wages, HH Claims, OASIS C Set, Other Issues

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently held their August Home Health, Hospice and Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies Open Door Forum with over 395 participants in attendance. Areas of discussion included the following items listed below. Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rates The hospice wage index for 2009 was published…