CMS releases FY 2017 hospice proposed rule – Are we seeing stars yet?
The rule includes two new quality measures and a new Hospice Item Set (HIS). CMS also reported that a star rating is coming soon.
HQRP: How hospices are scoring and what changes to expect...
To be ready for public reporting, hospices must start working now to ensure that these previously ineligible patients are meeting all applicable quality measures.
Flu vaccine window is closing…or is it?
With March coming to a close, it is important to intensify your efforts so that patients whose episodes start before the end of the month have access to the flu vaccine.
Quality Star Ratings up for Refinements
CMS recently announced they were establishing a new technical expert panel (TEP) to review the Quality of Patient Care Star Ratings.
CMS Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Q&A – Finally Some Answers
On December 31st, CMS released their first Q&A on the CMS website, and in doing so provided some key information.
Hospice's first significant payment change since benefit inception
January 1, 2016 marks the start of the new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulation on how hospices are reimbursed.
Value Based Purchasing - Agencies Need More Information
Earlier this month CMS provided many updates with the release of the 2016 final rule and Value-Based Purchasing program. However, home health agencies are still waiting for vital information they need to determine their agency’s overall quality.
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