Some Hospices Receiving SIA Payments Incorrectly

Effective January 1, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented a new payment system under which hospices receive one of two per diem rates (high or low) for Routine Home Care (RHC) and may be eligible for Service Intensity Add-on (SIA) payments when Registered Nurse and Social Work service visits are provided…