Hospice Survey on Electronic Prescribing Practices – Participate Today!

Please take this quick, 2-minute survey now! The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is seeking input from hospice providers on their prescribing practices to assist with comments on a recent Request for Information (RFI))  issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Following is some background on the survey, along…

CMS Provides Another Opportunity for Burden Reduction Recommendations

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking new ideas from the public on how to continue the progress of the Patients over Paperwork initiative. This RFI provides an opportunity for home health and hospice providers to submit recommendations for relief from burdensome regulations and policies. CMS…

CMS to Hold Interoperability and Patient Access Proposed Rule Listening Session

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Administrator Seema Verma will hold a listening session on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET to discuss the recently-released Interoperability and Patient Access proposed rule. The target audience for this listening session includes all Medicare fee-for-service providers and industry-wide stakeholders. GO…

Request for Information on Improving Outcomes for Medicare Beneficiaries with Social Risk Factors

The Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), acting through the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), is evaluating the effect of individuals’ socioeconomic status on quality measures and measures of resource use under the Medicare program. The first product of this effort, a December 2016 Report to Congress: Social Risk Factors and Performance…