Cost Report Deadlines Extended

Postings from Medicare Administrative Contractors CGS and NGS indicate cost report deadlines have been extended, NAHC has learned. Following is a posting from the CGS website regarding extensions on deadlines for some cost reports.  Please note that the deadline for 10/31/19 and 11/30/19 cost reports remains at 6/30/2020 while other deadlines have been further extended.…

CMS Updates Medicare Financial Management Manual

Editor’s Note:  The follow article was written by Ted Cuppett CPA, Director of The Health Group LLC, in Morgantown, WV, and a member of the NAHC Home Care and Hospice Financial Managers Association (HHFMA) Work Group.  It is gratefully reprinted with Ted’s permission. On May 24, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)…

CMS Proposes Cost Report Changes for Freestanding Home Health Providers

On April 16, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published notice in the Federal Register of plans to revise the existing home health freestanding cost reporting instructions and forms (1728-94) with revised forms and instructions (1728-19).  CMS has also posted online several documents related to the proposed cost report revisions, including the…

Cost Report Submission Reminders & Updates for Home Health and Hospice Providers

The largest proportion of home health and hospice agencies utilize a calendar year fiscal year and are required by Medicare to submit their cost report by May 31. This article provides reminders of various changes that may impact the cost reporting process for these organizations. Electronic Cost Report Submission/CMS Webinar Starting last year, the Centers…

New Webinar on Keeping Up with New Requirements for Hospice Cost Reporting

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) will present a new webinar, Improving the Accuracy of Hospice Cost Reporting:  The What and The Why of Recent Changes and New Level I Edits, on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Eastern. The 2013 overhaul of the hospice cost report by…