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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:

Survey Deficiencies May Expose Home Health & Hospice to False Claims Act Suits, Pending Supreme Court Decision

Supreme Court

NAHC announced today (20 April 2016) that the Supreme Court is considering arguments made yesterday (19 April 2016) that billing CMS for home health or hospice services implies that the billing agency complies with all Conditions of Participation.

"The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on April 19, 2016 in a case that has broad implications for any provider doing business with Medicaid and/or Medicare. . .