CMS Finalizes FY2019 Hospice Payment, Quality Updates

On August 1, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized regulations first proposed in late April regarding Medicare Program:  FY 2019 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update and Hospice Quality Reporting Requirements (CMS-1692-F).  Unlike has been the case in recent years, the FY 2019 proposed rule did not reflect major policy…

Home Health Quality Updates

Correction of Home Health Review and Correct Report CMS has determined that the denominator counts for the Percent of Residents or Patients with Pressure Ulcers That Are New or Worsened (NQF #0678) on the home health Review and Correct reports are incorrect. Specifically, they do not include episodes where M1313 was coded as a valid…