Archives: 2019, January

Agencies at Risk for Missing FIPS Codes

By Melinda Gaboury / Posted on: January 30, 2019 4 minutes to read

Home Health Agencies across the country are at risk for penalties and recouped claims if the FIPS code is NOT reported on ALL CLAIMS!

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New Hospice Comprehensive Assessment Measure added to Hospice Compare

By Leslie Heagy / Posted on: January 18, 2019 7 minutes to read

The NEW Hospice Comprehensive Assessment Measure takes these 7 individual measures and combines them into a single metric. This measure is an “all-or-none” measure, which means that in order to receive credit, the hospice must successfully complete ALL 7 care processes for which the patient is eligible.

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Hospice Item Added to OIG Work Plan – Protecting Medicare Hospice Beneficiaries from Harm

By Leslie Heagy / Posted on: January 2, 2019 5 minutes to read

The OIG released a hospice portfolio report Vulnerabilities in the Medicare Hospice Program Affect Quality Care and Program Integrity in July of 2018, identifying vulnerabilities in the Medicare Hospice Program and made 16 recommendations to CMS to strengthen the hospice program.

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