Hospice: CMS 1355-F Blog Series

Hospice Regulatory Update.

I hope you all had an opportunity to participate in the webinar on December 13th with HEALTHCAREfirst’s Director of Regulatory Compliance, Deanna Loftus.  If you did, fantastic!

During the webinar Deanna gave me an opportunity to chat for a moment about the Hospice blog. I had mentioned that we’d be posting a multi-part blog series on the CMS 1355-F regulations.  I know the implementation date was 10/1/2011 however much of the regulations impact will be seen in CY2012.

Between now and December 31, 2011, we’ll be posting our four part series on the regulations. I encourage you to share how the regulations are impacting your agency.  If you have some creative ways to help mitigate some of the challenges that the new regs might have, please share those too! We love hearing from you!

Part 1: BNAF Reductions Continue…
Part 2: Hospice Cap: Streamlined or Pt by Pt?
Part 3: Face-to-Face Encounters
Part 4: Quality Data Reporting