Healthcare Policy

Hospice Quality

05/27/24 at 04:00 PM | by Cordt Kassner

The National Hospice Locator provides free information to the public regarding every known hospice location - and is now sorted by quality. Hospice quality matters, and the time is now...

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2023 MA VBID Report

10/13/23 at 09:19 AM | by Cordt Kassner

With thanks to Theresa Forster and NACH for an interesting email and information...

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2023 CMS Public Use File Released

09/13/23 at 02:41 PM | by Cordt Kassner

New PAC PUF released...

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Update Hospice Demographics on Care Compare

09/08/23 at 04:02 PM | by Cordt Kassner

Instructions on how hospices can update their demographic information (e.g., profit status, etc.) in Care Compare...

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Medicare Advantage Lessons from Home Health

03/25/23 at 07:00 AM | by Cordt Kassner

Medicare Advantage lessons from Home Health that might better prepare hospices...

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Palliative Care in Medicaid Actuarial Study

02/15/23 at 02:05 PM | by Cordt Kassner

Actuarial Analysis of a Medicaid Palliative Care Benefit

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New Hospice Star Ratings

09/13/22 at 07:00 AM | by Cordt Kassner

For the first time ever, CMS released Hospice Star Ratings. All 5 Star Hospices (N= 195) listed! (8/31/22; read more)...

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Updating Hospice Info with Medicare

03/01/22 at 04:42 PM | by Cordt Kassner

My hospice's profit status is incorrect on Care Compare. How do I update it?

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Hospice Compare Update

02/25/22 at 10:30 AM | by Cordt Kassner

Care Compare Quarterly Refresh – February 2022 The February 2022 quarterly refresh...

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Rebuilding Public Health

02/09/22 at 03:10 PM | by Cordt Kassner

Reposting a link to Dr. Don Taylor's brilliant blog post on Rebuilding Public Health. Read the whole (short) thing, I don't even want to summarize or highlight it.

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Comparing Hospice Annual vs. Quarterly Claims Files

02/03/22 at 04:05 PM | by Cordt Kassner

NOW... Insignificant differences between the Annual vs. Quarterly files...

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Healthcare Expenditures

02/16/21 at 09:08 PM | by Cordt Kassner

The most expensive 1% of people account for 21% of total healthcare expenditures - seems I'm always looking for this...

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Racial Inequity in End-of-Life Care

02/09/21 at 01:00 PM | by Cordt Kassner

A few tools that might help...

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COVID-19 Resources

09/17/20 at 09:45 AM | by Cordt Kassner

A few tools that might help...

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Hospice HOPE Update

08/14/20 at 08:09 AM | by Cordt Kassner

Hospice TEP Quality Measurement updates.

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Healthy Days at Home

03/27/20 at 08:08 AM | by Cordt Kassner

A new quality measure to consider...

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Decrease Hospice Cap?

03/25/20 at 02:30 AM | by Cordt Kassner

Interesting implications...

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Hospice Policy

12/04/19 at 11:15 AM | by Cordt Kassner

Interesting hospice policy implications, if they pass this round or not...

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Hospice Margins

05/16/19 at 09:06 AM | by Cordt Kassner

Hospice margins differ by state.

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CMS Quality Conference

02/01/19 at 12:22 PM | by Cordt Kassner

CMS 2019 Quality Conference...

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Improving Care at the End of Life

10/24/18 at 09:15 PM | by Cordt Kassner

Five big ideas to improve care at the end of life, and four background papers.

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OIG Special Agents Sound Off on Hospice Fraud, CMS Rules

08/13/18 at 08:23 AM | by Cordt Kassner

Follow-up on 2018 OIG Hospice Report...

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Vulnerabilities in the Medicare Hospice Program Affect Quality Care and Program Integrity: An OIG Portfolio

08/13/18 at 07:00 AM | by Cordt Kassner

OIG Report on Hospice Vulnerabilities, 7/18...

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