Hospice

Information on hospice, including memos and rules from the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), information on the Conditions of Participation, information from MedPAC, and legislative, funding, and regulatory updates.

View our 2 new reports below. 

  1. Drive for 75: Resources from Week 22

    This Week’s Highlights: Volume Fifty Four: Air Date 7.26.21. “How Mandates Boost Acceptance” In line with all the discussion about vaccine mandates, I’d like to draw your attention to Friday’s New York Times briefing on how ...

  2. CMS Issues Non-Compliance Notices Related to SNF and Hospice Quality Reporting Programs

    The non-compliance notices were distributed by the Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) and placed into SNF and Hospice providers CASPER folders in QIES on July 14, 2021. Providers that receive a letter of non-compliance may submit a request for reconsideration to CMS via email no later than ...

  3. 5 Things to Know about Reporting PRF Lost Revenue

    It is important to understand that HRSA has outlined three options that providers can use to calculate lost revenue for the required reports on the provider’s use of the PRF. Here is a summary of the three options: Option 1 requires providers to report their 2019, 2020 ...

  4. PRF Reporting Portal Opens and New Resources Available

    The first report must be submitted between July 1 and September 30, 2021 for providers who received PRF payments between April 10 and June 30, 2020. LeadingAge would recommend that providers review the new resources thoroughly; where applicable, consult their accountants and auditors for advice; and attend ...

  5. CMS Extends Emergency Preparedness Actual Emergency Exemption

    CMS released revised memo QSO-20-41-ALL to update guidance around use of the actual emergency exemption. In September 2019, the Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Regulatory Provisions To Promote Program Efficiency, Transparency, and Burden Reduction; ...