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June 8, 2020
here to view the wage index data by U.S. County. Source: http://www.cms.gov/Center/Provider-Type/Hospice-Center.html
April 30, 2015
Protecting Digitalized Assets in Healthcare
April 24, 2014
Missouri Hospice Association Completes Study Affirming the Cost Benefits of Maintaining Hospice Care in Medicaid Programs Across the Nation
The Missouri Department of Social Services approved a research study submitted by the Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association (MHPCA) in 2013 to explore potential costs savings of hospice services associated with end-of-life services within the Missouri Medicaid program. The project was completed, in part, by funding from the Missouri Foundation for Health. Read more at: MO Medicaid Project Release
February 20, 2014
CMS has revised the 1500 claim form and Version 02/12 will replace the current CMS 1500 claim form, 08/05, effective with claims received on and after April 1, 2014. This is a change for agencies who bill Medicare Part B and/or palliative care. Software vendors should also be updating their billing templates to reflect the updated form. Read on to learn more about the changes.
January 15, 2014
The Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) was mandated by Section 3004 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As part of the HQRP, all Medicare-certified hospices are required to submit quality data to CMS. The first reporting cycle, which will impact payments in FY2014, required data be collected in 2012 and submitted by specific deadlines in 2013. Read on to learn more about the requirements, compliance and more.
January 5, 2014
NHPCO believes that all patients in critical care settings and their family members have a right to palliative care. This requires a call to action for professionals in critical care settings, palliative providers and hospital administrators to ensure the provision of palliative care.
December 31, 2013
Previous policy statements by CMS have addressed hospice and Part-D sponsor requirements regarding responsibility for the payment of prescription drugs under the Part-A hospice benefit and Part-D. However, CMS has received questions indicating their policy statements are being misinterpreted by some parties. Therefore, in this memorandum, CMS seeks to clarify the criteria for determining payment responsibility for drugs for hospice beneficiaries.
December 6, 2013
survey. Providers can use this tool to self-assess their compliance with each regulatory requirement. Deficiencies are listed in order of the most frequently cited.
December 2, 2013
NHPCO Facts and Figures: Hospice Care in American provides an annual overview of important trends in the growth, delivery and quality of hospice care across the country. This overview provides specific information on Hospice patient care, Hospice provider characteristics, location and level of care and role of paid and volunteer staff.
December 1, 2013