CMS Issues Final FY2022 Hospice Payment Rule and Quality Reporting Program Update

Payment Update drops to 2.0%, “Labor Shares” Undergo Slight Adjustment Late on Thursday, July 29, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule governing hospice payment and policy changes for fiscal year 2022 (FY2022). While the final rule does not stray far from that proposed on April 8, there are some changes:…

Recovery Audit Contractor Adds Continuous Home Care Issue

The Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC), Performant, added a hospice issue this month to the list of CMS-approved issues, Issue 0201 – Hospice Continuous Home Care: Medical Necessity and Documentation Requirements. The review will determine if hospice Continuous Home Care (CHC) services were reasonable and necessary to achieve palliation and management of the patient’s acute medical…

CMS Finalizes FY2020 Hospice Payment Update at 2.6 Percent, Rebases GIP, IRC, CHC Rates

–Delays Election Statement, Addendum Requirements Until FY2021 — NAHC will broadcast a webinar to explain the FY2020 Hospice Payment Rule from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Eastern on Thursday, August 8, 2019. It is free to everyone so REGISTER NOW! On Wednesday, July 31, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted its…