December 2, 2014, 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST
Over recent years, an increasing percentage of hospices have exceeded their aggregate CAP; similarly, a growing percent of hospices are ending their CAP year close to the CAP threshold. A provision of the recently-enacted IMPACT Act (P.L. 113-185) will slow the annual rate of growth of the aggregate CAP, potentially placing more hospices at risk for a CAP liability. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has mandated that hospices, beginning with the 2014 CAP year (Nov. 1, 2013 through Oct. 31, 2014) calculate and self-report their hospice aggregate CAP status and submit payment of any associated liability within 5 months of the close of the CAP year. Given these changes, it is prudent that EVERY hospice program more closely monitor its aggregate CAP status throughout the course of the year. Accuracy and appropriate timing of the CAP calculation play a critical role in minimizing interim payments, as does knowledge of a hospice's options related to Extended Repayment Schedules (ERS).This session will provide attendees with general knowledge and skills to effectively monitor their aggregate CAP, and manage CAP reporting as well as any associated CAP liabilities.
Outline the rationale behind closer scrutiny of aggregate CAP liability and the policy goals related to more timely self-reporting
Explain the need to monitor CAP status throughout the year; Describe how to effectively monitor and compute the hospice's aggregate CAP status
Describe the information necessary to prepare the annual CAP self-determination and to make this submission
Project the final CAP liability and make request for ERS
Val J. Halamandaris, JD, President, NAHC, Washington, DC
William T. (Ted) Cuppett, BS, CPA, Managing Partner, The Health Group, LLC, Morgantown, WV
Theresa Forster, Vice President for Hospice Policy and Programs, NAHC, Washington, DC
Hospice managers and financial personnel
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