OASIS D – What is on the Horizon?

By Melinda Gaboury / Posted on: May 15, 2018 8 minutes to read

OASIS D data set has been released as proposed and will be in the form of a final rule soon. There has not yet been a release of actual guidance in completing new items added to the OASIS D data set, but the items being removed and added has been proposed. We are providing information about the items removed and the new items added to the OASIS data set for 01/01/2019 implementation.


Hospice FY2019 Proposed Rule – Payment and Quality Reporting Program

By Katie Wehri / Posted on: May 4, 2018 13–15 minutes to read

The FY 2019 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update and Hospice Quality Reporting Requirements proposed rule was recently made available. Of concern is the fact that CMS found 66% of hospice cost reports would have been rejected had certain edits been in place. Check back soon for future blog articles containing more detailed information about the quality reporting program updates and comments in the proposed rule.


Hospice Quality Measure Reports Available

By Katie Wehri / Posted on: April 23, 2018 6 minutes to read

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that corrections have been made to the hospice quality measure reports available in CASPER and are now ready for viewing. It has come to our attention that some hospices are not aware of these reports and are not accessing them and are missing out on valuable information. To get started with CASPER…


Home Health MedPAC Report to Congress

By Katie Wehri / Posted on: April 13, 2018 6 minutes to read

Each year the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) submits its annual report to Congress which contains information and recommendations related to Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) programs. This article details the 2018 annual report recommendations for Home Health.