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FISCAL YEAR 2023 APPROPRIATIONS BILL

Volume 23.01 The Fiscal Year 2023 Appropriations Bill (“Omnibus Budget”) recently passed includes the following of immediate interest to hospice providers: Sequestration – The legislation extends Medicare sequestration into 2032 and sets the sequestration at two...

CMS UPDATES MEDICARE ENROLLMENT INSTRUCTIONS

 Volume 22.12 Effective December 5, 2022, certain modifications have been made to Chapter 10 of the Medicare Program Integrity Manual dealing primarily with “Ownership Disclosures”, “Electronic Funds Transfers”, and “Special Payment Addresses”. MM12880 –...

OIG REPORTS ON PROVIDER RELIEF FUND REQUIREMENT IMPROVEMENTS

Volume 22.11 In September 2022, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) released a report entitled “HHS’s and HRSA’s Controls Related to Selected Provider Relief Fund Program Requirements Could Be Improved” (“Report”).  The...

EMPLOYEE OR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR

Volume 22.05 EMPLOYEE OR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR The Department of Labor has released a “Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” (“Notice”) today, which proposes to modify Wage and Hour Division regulations relating to the determination of whether an individual is an employee...