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Hospice Alert 22.04

 Volume 22.04 TECHNICAL CORRECTION Our last Hospice Alert (Volume 22.03) indicated that CMS revised the Hospice Cost & Data Report on September 25, 2022. The actual date of the revision was February 25, 2022, and is available here. HOSPICE CAP OBSERVATIONS...

CMS MAKES MINOR CHANGES TO HOSPICE COST REPORT

 Volume 22.03 On September 25, 2022, CMS revised the Hospice Cost & Data Report to add a new non-reimbursable cost center to accumulate costs associated with suicide accomplished with aid of a physician in those states that allow assisted suicide. Federal funds...

SELF-DETERMINED HOSPICE CAP OVERPAYMENTS

 Volume 22.02 According to MedPAC, almost 20% of all hospice providers are now exceeding the Medicare aggregate payment limitation (“CAP”).  Many hospices will have a CAP liability when they file their self-determined CAP liability report on or before February 28,...