CMS Open Door Forum Provides Claims Processing, Payment and Quality Updates for Hospice, Home Health

On Wednesday, August 22, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held a routine Open Door Forum (ODF) for Home Health, Hospice and DME provider/suppliers.  Among the items discussed were several claims processing updates, the final FY2019 hospice payment rule, and home health and hospice quality reporting program reminders.  What follows is a summary…

NAHC Comments on Proposed Hospice Payment, Quality Rule for FY2019

Late April 27, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) posted the proposed FY2019 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update and Hospice Quality Reporting Requirements. In accordance with current law, the rule allows for a 1.8 percent increase in hospice payments, which equates to an increase of $340 million in hospice outlays; it also updates the…

Don’t Miss this NAHC Webinar on the Proposed FY2019 Hospice Payment Rule and Other Key Issues in Hospice

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) will host a free webinar on the Proposed FY2019 Hospice Payment Rule and Other Key Issues in Hospice on Thursday, may 3, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern. In late April, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the proposed FY2019 Hospice…

FY2019 Hospital Rule Sheds Light on CMS’ Plans for “Transfers” to Hospice from Hospital Setting, Helps Forecast Hospice Payment Update

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has been monitoring release of two Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 payment rules that have implications for hospice programs – the FY2019 Hospice Payment Rule — because it is expected to provide, among other items, estimates of hospice payment rates for the coming year, as well as…