CMS Open Door Forum Provides Home Health Updates, Overview of Hospice FY2019 Proposed Payment Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) conducted a Home Health, Hospice and DME Open Door Forum on Tuesday, May 15, during which representatives of the agency provided overviews of a number of recent regulatory developments in home health and hospice.  An audio recording of the program is available until 5 p.m. EASTERN on…

CMS Issues Proposed FY2019 Hospice Payment and Quality Reporting Rule

–Projects Update of 1.8 percent; Will Eliminate Public Reporting of 7 HIS Measures 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.  Instructions for providing comment on the rule are included in the text; they will be accepted…