CMS Open Door Forum: Updates on BFCC-QIO Appeals Delays, Hospice Quality Reminders

On February 26, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held its monthly Home Health, Hospice and DME Open Door Forum (ODF). What follows is a summary of updates related to hospice and Beneficiary and Family-Centered Care Quality Improvement Organizations. SPECIAL UPDATE on BFCC-QIO Appeals/Case Processing Delays: Representatives of the Division of Beneficiary Review…

Home Health and Hospice Entities Assigned to Livanta BFCC-QIO: Have You Submitted Your MOA?

NAHC Report reported in May that, effective June 8, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) restructured the BFCC-QIO coverage and created 10 Regions across the United States.¬† KEPRO is now ¬†responsible for Regions 1, 4, 6, 8, and 10 and Livanta is now responsible for Regions 2, 3, 5, 7, and 9.…

CMS Restructures BFCC-QIO Regions

New BFCC-QIO for some states Effective June 8, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) restructured the BFCC-QIO coverage and created 10 Regions across the United States. Beginning June 8, 2019, KEPRO will be responsible for Regions 1,4,6,8, and 10. Livanta will be responsible for Regions 2,3,5,7, and 9. If your agency is…