Hospice Payment Handbook

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Ships in Feb-2018.

Many home health agencies still face tough budget times ahead, thanks to another year of reimbursement cuts.

Has the Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate update gotten the better of you?

Good news: Now you can meet the challenges of the 2018 hospice rule with TCI’s Hospice Payment Handbook 2018.

Conquer compliance and quality reporting issues such as: number of diagnoses, length of stay, and live discharge stats. Avert the pitfalls of reporting diagnoses, drugs, and spending unrelated to terminal illness. The all-new Hospice Payment Handbook 2018 contains top strategies and expert guidance on compliance and regulations, billing and reimbursement, fraud and abuse, documentation, and more. Plus, you’ll find countless tools and resources to ease your workload and alleviate your confusion and stress.

Master the Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update with best-in-class advice and expert tips:

  • Update to Hospice Payment Rates, Hospice Cap, Hospice Wage Index and Hospice Prices for FY 2018
  • Check Your Wage Index, Case Mix to See How 0.4% Cut Will Impact Your Bottom Line
  • Hospice Diagnosis Code Reporting Improves
  • Know Your Facts: Medicare Now Monitoring Lifetime LOS
  • Consider Whether You Should Seek RHC, SIA Payment Adjustments
  • Roster Billing on The Horizon for Payment Reform Corrections
  • Submit Your Hospice Billing Corrections—or Maybe Not
  • Take These Precautions When Reporting Your Cap
  • Drug Spending Catches OIG's Attention
  • You Can't Submit NOEs Electronically Without This Crucial Item
  • The Rise of Corporate Investors Leads to Conflict of Interest Problems, Study Suggests
  • Your Accreditation Survey Details Will Stay Private—for Now
  • Fraud & Abuse: Hospice Fraud Case Takes Center Stage
  • Sit Tight While MACs Work Out Hospice Billing Fix
  • Follow These Dos and Don'ts for Hospice Reform Payment Corrections
  • Hospice Compare Launch Shows Lagging Scores for Pain Assessment
  • Quality: Know The 7 Hospice Compare Measures from Treatment Preferences to Bowel Regimens
  • Adjust Incorrect Hospice Pay with These Instructions
  • Follow These 3 Steps to Head Off Common Hospice Denials
  • Mississippi Physician Sentenced To 3 Years in Prison for Bogus Hospice Referrals, Kickbacks
  • PPS: Payment Reform Must Be Budget-Neutral
  • Home Care Industry Declares War on HHGM Model
  • Don't Include Patient Names on Hospice Adjustment List
  • HHGM Admission Source Factor Poised to Create Problems
  • $1 Billion Payment Cut Will Not Improve Home Health Care
  • And much more!


Bonus! No more online searching. Get the complete proposed fiscal year 2018 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update and Hospice Quality Reporting Requirements.

Rely on the most reliable, accurate, and timely coding and billing advice in the Hospice Payment Handbook 2018!

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Are You Ready for the 2017 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update?

If you think your hospice agency has been under a compliance microscope before, you need to prepare yourself for even more scrutiny under the 2017 proposed rule.

Get Up to Speed Fast on These Regulatory and Compliance Hot-button Items

Conquer compliance and quality reporting issues like number of diagnoses, length of stay, and live discharge stats.  Learn how to overcome the pitfalls of reporting diagnoses, drugs, and spending unrelated to terminal illness with the Hospice Payment Handbook 2017. This all-new handbook contains over 45 articles on compliance and regulations; billing and reimbursement; fraud and abuse; documentation; tools and resources; and reports and surveys.

Meet the challenges of the new 2017 hospice rule with our Hospice Payment Handbook 2017.

Here's a sampling of the expert advice and tips you’ll benefit from:

  • Avoid these 6 fraud pitfalls CMS is looking for in 2017
  • Check out  2 new quality measures proposed for 2017
  • Get ready for CMS's proposed assessment tool for hospice similar to OASIS, MDS
  • Find out how reimbursement rates may be on the line for data reporting
  • Keep tabs on HIS submission stats to meet new threshold
  • Good news: Medicare payment rates to inch up in 2017, according to proposed rule
  • Watch out!: MedPAC calls for rate freeze for hospice payment rates for 2017
  • Head off fraud & abuse concerns with these 5 pointers
  • Polish your processes in preparation for publicly reported ratings
  • And much more!


Bonus! The handbook includes the complete proposed fiscal year 2017 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update and Hospice Quality Reporting Requirements so you don't have to search for it online.

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