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NAHC Report: Issue# 2223, 6/24/2013
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CMS to Release Comparative Billing Report on Hospice Services
National Association for Home Care & Hospice Welcomes Input into Medicare Post-Acute Care Payment Reform
For Your Information: General Sessions for the Upcoming Financial Management Conference & Exposition
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CMS to Release Comparative Billing Report on Hospice Services

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.

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General Sessions for the Upcoming Financial Management Conference & Exposition

This year’s Financial Management Conference and Exposition offers attendees four captivating general sessions that offer insight, analysis and information that every home care and hospice agency financial manger needs to know in order to help their agency navigate the difficult and often confusing times that lay ahead.

This year’s general sessions include:

  • 900. Opening General Session: National Update
  • 901. HHFMA Leadership Panel — The Future Belongs to Home Care and Hospice
  • 902. Healthcare Leadership Panel – The Views of Health Care Industry Stakeholders
  • 903. Closing General Session: Financial Managers Open Forum

All general sessions include expert moderators and panelists, such as William Dombi, Val J. Halamandaris, and many, many more.

Click here to learn more about the General Sessions at this year’s Financial Management Conference and Exhibition.

Space is limited, so don’t forget to register and reserve your space at this year’s conference.

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National Association for Home Care & Hospice Welcomes Input into Medicare Post-Acute Care Payment Reform

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) recently issued a statement from President Val J. Halamandaris in response to an invitation from the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committee leaders seeking ideas from stakeholders on how to reform Medicare post-acute care payments.

The statement issued by Mr. Halamandaris follows below:

“NAHC has worked constructively and productively with Congress over the years offering useful solutions to strengthen the home health and hospice program. We welcome the opportunity to provide proposals to reform post-acute care payments within Medicare that can both improve care for today’s seniors and extend the fiscal viability of the program well into the future.

Home health care can prevent expensive hospitalizations and nursing home stays while providing cost effective care in the home setting that people prefer, keeping families together and preserving individual dignity.”

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