Hospice

Information on hospice, including memos and rules from the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), information on the Conditions of Participation, information from MedPAC, and legislative, funding, and regulatory updates.

 

  1. Hospice to Receive 1.8% Payment Update

    Payment Update The hospice payment update percentage for FY 2019 is based on the inpatient hospital market basket update of 2.9% with the multifactor productivity (MFP) adjustment of -0.8% to yield a final update of 1.8% for hospice providers who submit the required quality data. Those hospice providers that did not ...

  2. OSHA Proposes to Limit Information to be Reported Electronically by Certain Employers

    Background: OSHA regulations require employers to collect a variety of information on occupational injuries and illnesses. Employers with more than 10 employees in most industries must keep those records at their establishments and must record each recordable employee injury and illness on an OSHA Form 300, the “Log of ...

  3. Geriatric Workforce Legislation Passes the House

    The bill continues the program under which health professions schools can receive grants to establish and operate geriatrics workforce enhancement programs (GWEPs). These programs integrate geriatrics with primary care training and education and seek to maximize family and patient engagement. The program seeks to educate primary ...

  4. Telephone and Internet Scams: Help Protect Older Adults

    Aging services providers can help their residents and clients avoid being scammed by making them aware of the kinds of scams typically aimed at older people and preventive steps that can be taken. We have developed guidance ...

  5. Aging Services Issues Update

    Most of our legislative activity now is focused on housing and home- and community-based services appropriations for 2019. House and Senate appropriations committees are marking up legislation and the congressional leadership wants to get individual spending bills done before the new fiscal year begins on ...