CASPER Reports – Not as Friendly as the Ghost

... 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... Continue Reading →

A.D. Maxim Consulting Joins QIRT

Home health industry leaders QIRT and A.D. Maxim aim to provide more service and expertise to the industry. FLORAL PARK, N.Y. - June 2, 2016 - PRLog -- QIRT (Quality In Real Time), provider of home health and hospice coding, consulting, billing and education services, announced today that A.D. Maxim and its subsidiary, CQI Coding... Continue Reading →

CMS finalizes wage index and payment rates for the Medicare hospice benefit

Late last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the final rule updating the fiscal year (FY) 2014 Medicare payment rates and wage index for hospices serving Medicare beneficiaries. According to CMS, the hospices will see an estimated 1% ($160 million) increase in their payments for FY2014. The new hospice payment rates... Continue Reading →

Hospice Claims and Use of Debility, Adult Failure to Thrive, and Dementia Diagnoses

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the FY2014 Hospice Wage Index Proposal which includes some details of the portion of the proposed rule related to multiple diagnoses on hospice claims and specifically the use of debility, adult failure to thrive and dementia as the principle diagnosis. CMS specified that hospices should... Continue Reading →

Sequestration impacts Home Health and Hospice reimbursement

On March 8, 2013, CMS announced that all Medicare FFS claims with dates of service or dates of discharge on or after April 1, 2013, will incur a 2 percent reduction in Medicare payment due the sequestration order issued by President Obama on March 1, 2013 as required by law. William Dombi, Vice President for... Continue Reading →

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