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HOSPICE CAP LIABILITY AND CLAIM DENIALS

Volume 22.08 As hospices become subjected to claims denials, whether such denials are the result of a UPIC or not, the hospice may be entitled to a refund of previously paid CAP liabilities.  We reported on this in 2021; however, The Health Group, LLC...

COVID-19 PHE EXTENDED AGAIN

 Volume 22.04 The Biden administration on Wednesday extended the COVID-19 public health emergency that had been due to expire on April 16.  The 90-day extension, announced by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), will allow millions of Americans covered...

CMS RELEASES PROPOSED 2023 PAYMENT UPDATE

 Volume 22.07 Yesterday, March 30, 2022, CMS issued the proposed rule that would update Medicare hospice payment rates and the aggregate payment limitation (“CAP”) effective October 1, 2022.  2022-07030.pdf (federalregister.gov). The proposed rate increase in Medicare...

PRESIDENT SIGNS OMNIBUS SPENDING BILL

Volume 22.06 Last week President Biden signed into law a $1.5 trillion spending package, referred to as an “Omnibus Spending Bill”.  The legislation will fund the government through September 2022.  The Bill also provides significant financial assistance to Ukraine....