Data collected by Hospice Item Set (HIS) and Hospice Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and System Survey (CAHPS) between July 2015 - July 2016 was recently released. This marks the first publication of national hospice data.
Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Labor issued the final overtime rule, which is effective December 1, 2016. This rule will dramatically change the standards for salaried workers to qualify for an exemption from overtime requirements, which is likely to have a significant impact on all types of businesses, including home health and hospice.
We understand that overseeing your patients’ day-to-day comprehensive care is exhausting and time-intensive.
The FY 2017 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update and Hospice Quality Reporting Requirements released by CMS focuses more heavily on the hospice quality reporting program.