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 Rule proposes Payment Increase and Additional Quality Requirements

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released [CMS-1675-P] Medicare Program; FY 2018 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update and Hospice Quality Reporting Requirements  proposed ...

  2. HIPAA Settlement Underscores Need to Have Signed BA Agreements in Place

    The Center for Children's Digestive Health (CCDH) has paid the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) $31,000 to settle potential violations of the HIPAA Privacy Rule and agreed to implement a corrective action plan. ...

  3. $2.5 Million HIPAA Settlement Illustrates Need to Adequately Assess Security Risks and Implement Safeguards

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), has announced a HIPAA settlement based on the impermissible disclosure of unsecured electronic protected health information (ePHI). PA-based wireless ...

  4. Hospital Proposed Rule Impacts Hospice,  Home Health and SNFs

    On April 14, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its proposed regulation, Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Proposed Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2018 Rates; Quality Reporting Requirements ...

  5. Lower Hospice Use for Minority Women With Ovarian Cancer

    A study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology showed that women with ovarian cancer who were black or Hispanic tended to undergo more aggressive treatment and ...