New at Noyce Consulting — Annual Payment Update

Help for hospice professionals suffering from regulatory whiplash

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You're likely too busy with patient care and follow up from your latest CMS-inspired QAPI project to know what Medicare plans to change in the hospice world next. Even if you had time, would you read all 140 pages of regulatory language in the the FY 2017 hospice proposed rule CMS posted April 21?
That's why I've been studying it. So I can fill you in on some important important proposals CMS published. For example:


No Fooling! Register for HHCAHPS by April 1 or Lose Money!

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Home Health Compare 5-Star Ratings grade patient satisfaction survey data in addition to the quality of care that agencies provide to patients.

Agencies who aren't registered in the program by April 1 will miss the deadline and lose money.