CMS to Release Comparative Billing Report on Hospice Services
June 25, 2013 08:47 AM
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is expected to release a second national provider Comparative Billing Report (CBR) on Hospice Services in late.
CBRs - produced by SafeGuard Services under contract with CMS - contain data-driven tables and graphs with an explanation of findings that compare providers’ billing and payment patterns to those of their peers located in the state and across the nation.
These reports are only available to the providers who receive them. To ensure privacy, CMS presents only summary billing information. No patient or case-specific data is included. These reports are a tool that helps providers better understand applicable Medicare billing rules and improve the level of care they furnish to their Medicare patients.
For more information, and to review a sample of the Hospice Services CBR, please visit the CBR Services website, or call the SafeGuard Services’ Provider Help Desk and CBR Support Team at 530-896-7080.