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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2019 Rural Add-On Changes

By Melinda Gaboury / Posted on: November 30, 2018 3 minutes to read

As if the changes in the payment system were not enough. Based on the 2019 Medicare Home Health Final Rule, released in early November 2018, the Rural Add-On is being completely revised.

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OASIS-D: ARE YOU READY FOR 2019?

By Melinda Gaboury / Posted on: October 30, 2018 5 minutes to read

OASIS has indeed changed again and quite dramatically this time. While there are 28 M items that have been deleted from the data set and only 6 new ones added, don’t be fooled into believing that this will be a breeze.

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