OIG Workplan to Include OASIS Falls Reporting & Post-acute Transfer Policy

The Department of Health & Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG)┬áreported the addition of a new study and a new audit that should be of interest to the home health and hospice communities. These alerts to the┬ápublic via daily updates of new audits and reports is part of the OIG Work Plan. The…

OIG Updates Work Plan to Include Review of Hospice Inpatient and Aggregate Cap Calculations

On October 4, 2019, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) began discussions around potential reform of the hospice Aggregate Cap (Cap). MedPAC is considering a recommendation under which the Aggregate Cap would be wage adjusted for the first time in history but may also consider a reduction in the Aggregate Cap amount: at the October…