Archives: 2024, June

Monday Minute with Melinda

BFCC-QIO Changes that could Impact Medical Review

By Melinda A. Gaboury, CEO / Posted on: June 24, 2024

The BFCC-QIO, an organization that patients and caregivers can turn to for filing complaints or expressing concerns about the care or information they’ve received from a provider, is set to undergo changes.

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Monday Minute with Melinda

New Draft Legislation Released Could Affect Hospice Payment and Integrity Programs

By Melinda A. Gaboury, CEO / Posted on: June 17, 2024

On June 13, a congressman from Oregon released a comprehensive draft addressing changes in hospice payment and integrity programs. This proposed legislation has the potential to significantly affect hospices nationwide.

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OASIS E1 Draft Ahead of 2025 Changes to Quality Reporting and Home Health Value Based Purchasing Programs

CMS Releases OASIS E1 Draft Version Ahead of 2025 Changes to Quality Reporting and Value Based Purchasing Programs

By Jennifer Osburn, RN, HCS-D, COS-C / Posted on: June 10, 2024

On January 2, 2024, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new, draft version of OASIS E1, which is to be used beginning January 1, 2025. The updated version of OASIS E is a result of a 2023 review of the data set by CMS with intention to identify items that did not meet criteria for inclusion.

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Monday Minute with Melinda

Understanding the Two Hospice Quality Reporting Program Requirements Hospices Must Comply with to Avoid Payment Reductions

By Melinda A. Gaboury, CEO / Posted on: June 3, 2024

In order to avoid a 4% reduction in your upcoming annual payment update, it is essential that hospices are compliant with the Hospice Quality Reporting Program. These Hospice Quality Reporting Program requirements have been established for a while, yet every summer, many hospices across the nation are unexpectedly finding themselves non-compliant with specific aspects of these requirements.

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