Agency-Level Hospice Quality Measure (QM) Reports Now Include Claims-Based Measures

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare QM Reports now include two measures based on Fiscal Year 2018 and 2019 Medicare claims data: the Hospice Care Index (HCI) and Hospice Visits in the Last Days of Life (HVLDL). Hospices can use the QM Report to learn about HCI and HVLDL and begin efforts…… Continue reading Agency-Level Hospice Quality Measure (QM) Reports Now Include Claims-Based Measures

PRE-TRAINING MATERIALS AVAILABLE – The FY 2022 Hospice Final Rule: What Hospices Need to Know! (August 31, 2021 Webinar)

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The pre-training materials are now available for The FY 2022 Hospice Final Rule: What Hospices Need to Know! webinar on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET. The training materials are available under the Downloads section of the CMS Hospice Quality Reporting…… Continue reading PRE-TRAINING MATERIALS AVAILABLE – The FY 2022 Hospice Final Rule: What Hospices Need to Know! (August 31, 2021 Webinar)

Public Reporting Key Dates for Hospice Providers Update

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Hospice QRP will resume public reporting in February 2022.  To help you prepare for upcoming refreshes, we updated the Key Dates for Providers webpage to reflect the status of public reporting through August 2022.  For additional information, please see the Hospice FY2022 Final Rule at the…… Continue reading Public Reporting Key Dates for Hospice Providers Update

FY 2022 Hospice Final Rule: What Hospices Need to Know! (Webinar)

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be hosting a webinar on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET. The purpose of this training is to educate providers about the changes in the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) resulting from…… Continue reading FY 2022 Hospice Final Rule: What Hospices Need to Know! (Webinar)

FY2022 Update to Hospice Payment Rates, Hospice Cap, Hospice Wage Index and Hospice Pricer

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS issued Transmittal 10929 … Change Request 12354 on August 4, 2021. I. SUMMARY OF CHANGES: This Change Request (CR) updates the hospice payment rates, hospice wage index, and Pricer for FY 2022. The CR also updates the FY 2022 hospice aggregate cap amount. These updates…… Continue reading FY2022 Update to Hospice Payment Rates, Hospice Cap, Hospice Wage Index and Hospice Pricer

Hospice Payment Rate Update: FY 2022 Final Rule Posted

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Late afternoon on Thursday, July 29, 2021, CMS issued a final rule that updates Medicare hospice payments and the aggregate cap amount for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 in accordance with existing statutory and regulatory requirements. This rule rebases the hospice labor shares and clarifies certain aspects…… Continue reading Hospice Payment Rate Update: FY 2022 Final Rule Posted

Hospice Quality Reporting Program Forum – August 4, 2021

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare On Wednesday, August 4th, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a webinar to share updates on the on the fiscal year (FY) 2022 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update and Hospice Quality Reporting Requirements Final Rule. During this webinar, a CMS…… Continue reading Hospice Quality Reporting Program Forum – August 4, 2021

Hospice Quarterly Update for Q2 2021 Available

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Hospice Quarterly Update for the second quarter of 2021 is now available. This 6-page update includes Hospice Quality Reporting Program highlights from April 2021 to June 2021, events and engagement opportunities for the third quarter of 2021 (July – September 2021), and selected questions and…… Continue reading Hospice Quarterly Update for Q2 2021 Available

Accredited Hospice Programs to Use CMS-2567 Form Beginning October 1, 2021

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare On July 13, 2021, the Federal Register published 2021-14866.  (CMS filed the notice on July 12, 2021.) This notice is for hospice programs and their survey process and involves the use of CMS-2567.  Note that there is a 1-month comment period. (Bolding below added by me.)…… Continue reading Accredited Hospice Programs to Use CMS-2567 Form Beginning October 1, 2021

Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) May Forum Materials and May 2021 Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) Update Now Available

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare On Wednesday, May 12, 2021 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) hosted the Spring 2021 HQRP Forum to provide information on the Hospice Outcomes & Patient Evaluation, or HOPE. Materials from this HQRP Forum, including a recording of the presentation, are now available in…… Continue reading Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) May Forum Materials and May 2021 Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) Update Now Available