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CMS Releases FFY 2019 Proposed Rule, Triggers Wage Index and Reclassification Deadlines

[05/03/18]

Posted on May 3, 2018 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

The FFY 2019 IPPS Proposed Rule (“Proposed Rule”) was released on April 24, 2018, and CMS published the associated tables on its website. It is expected that the Proposed Rule will be published in the Federal Register on May 7. The release of the Proposed Rule and the accompanying tables triggers the start to... READ MORE

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CMS Interpretive Guideline Changes on Use of Feeding Tubes

[09/08/11]

Posted on September 8, 2011 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Selby, Todd J.

Yesterday, CMS sent a new transmittal to the state survey agencies on the use of feeding tubes in nursing homes. In short, F321 has been combined into F322 and according the CMS the changes were made to provide nursing home surveyors with guidance to determine compliance with use of feeding tubes by nursing homes. ... READ MORE

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CMS Home Health, Hospice & Durable Medical Equipment Forum Today at 2 p.m. EST.

[08/17/11]

Posted on August 17, 2011 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Bufford, David W.

The proposed agenda for today’s Home Health, Hospice & DME/Quality Open Door Forum is as follows: Hospice wage index final rule published; Hospice CR 7518 with FY 2012 updated rates and cap amount issued; Timeline for Hospice CAP changes; HHCAHPS Updates.  This is scheduled for Wednesday, August 17, 2011 from 2:00pm-3:00pm EST. Resistration for this... READ MORE

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In FY 2012: Medicare Hospice Wage Index Increases 2.5%, Other Hospice Changes

[07/29/11]

Posted on July 29, 2011 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Bufford, David W.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) increased fiscal year (FY) 2012 Medicare payments by 2.5% for hospice providers in a final regulation released July 29.  Also included in the final regulation are requirements for hospice providers to start collecting quality of care data and changes to the way CMS counts hospice patients... READ MORE

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