… and CASPER Reports Could Be Coming Your Way.
On July 9, 2018, CMS began loading into the hospice folders letters of non-compliance for agencies who failed to meet the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) requirements. As I am sure you know, non-compliance affects your FY19 Annual Payment Update (APU).
If you haven’t already checked your CASPER folder, now is the time to do so.
According to CMS, “Hospices that receive a letter of non-compliance may submit a request for reconsideration to CMS via email no later than August 7, 2018, at 11:59pm.” Hospice agencies can do this by following the instructions in their notification of non-compliance. You can find more on the CMS website.
If you have questions or concerns about next steps, QIRT experts can help.