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Hospice

Next CMS Rural Health Open Door Forum to Be Held April 22nd

Forum will address hospice rule update.

April 20, 2021

Hospice

Proposed Hospice FY 2022 Wage Index Rule Released

Members are encouraged to contribute feedback; comments to CMS are due June 7th.

April 13, 2021

Hospice

CMS Addresses Common Questions on HQRP

New guidance document includes information regarding changes in the draft HIS Manual, new measures, the HCI, and more.

February 16, 2021

Hospice

Hospice Minimum Wage Survey Due Dec. 18th

Providers outside of New York City should submit data promptly to ensure appropriate rate adjustments.

December 8, 2020

Hospice

Hospice DAL Notes Enforcement Discretion for Certain Regulations

Flexibilities dependent on continuation of Public Health Emergency.

November 17, 2020

Hospice

Hospice Updates Issued for Medicare Benefit Policy Manual

Changes relate to the hospice election statement and implementation of the election statement addendum.

November 17, 2020

Hospice

Draft Hospice Item Set Manual V3.0 Now Available

Hospice measure set changes effective Jan. 1, 2021.

October 27, 2020

Hospice

CMS Continues to Allow Hospice Contracted Staff for Nursing Shortage Extraordinary Circumstance

Hospices may use contracted staff, if necessary, to supplement hospice employees in order to meet the needs of patients under extraordinary or other non-routine circumstances.

October 13, 2020

Hospice

CMS Issues FY 2021 Medicare Hospice Payment Rule

Issuance includes examples of hospice election statements/addenda.

August 4, 2020

Hospice

Hospice QRP COVID-19 PHE Tip Sheet Available

Hospices are expected to resume quality data collection and submission July 1, 2020.

July 14, 2020
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