New at Noyce Consulting — CMS Targets
Help for hospice professionals suffering from regulatory whiplash
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:
Tell NAHC About Your Probe and Educate Audit Results
Has your Medicare administrative contractor (MAC) requested five home health patient records for pre-payment review?Did the MAC deny payment for any of them?
Get your home health & hospice PEPPERS while they're hot!
Catch and prevent improper payments with Medicare's Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER). Both home health and hospice agencies can access their reports through the PEPPER Portal.
These comparative billing reports summarize Medicare claims data to help agency Chief Executive Officers, Presidents, Administrators & Compliance Officers identify payment patterns at their own agencies and compare them with state, regional, and national reports.Save