CMS Releases Change Request Outlining Penalties for Hospice Agencies that Do Not Submit Required Quality Data

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on March 6, 2015, released change request (CR) 9091, which addresses payment to hospice agencies that do not submit required quality data and outlines the penalties for failure to report. For fiscal year 2014, and each subsequent year, if a hospice agency does not submit required quality…