Hospice CMS 1355-F Regulatory Update.

I hope you all had an opportunity to participate in the Hospice CMS 1355-F 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 Hospice 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 Hospice CMS 1355-F 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