Important Updates for Hospice Care Providers

CMS Hospice Care Revisions.

Two recent updates that are important for Hospice providers to take note of are as follows:

The CMS Hospice Center was updated recently and CMS is seeking public comments on possible additional data collection on hospice claims. CMS also has an update on revisions to hospice cost reports.

The possible future hospice data collection pdf can be located at the CMS Hospice Center or here.

CMS is asking for feedback on the suggested data collection by January 31, 2013; comments should be sent to HEALTHCAREfirst recommends providers take advantage of the commend period and provide feedback.

In addition to possible future data collection items, CMS recently announced that the Hospice Quality Reporting Program Data Submission Webex has finally been re-posted and is available.  WebEx training about how to do web-based data submission is available on the QTSO website. Hospices can access the WebEx at their convenience at: