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2014 NAHC March on Washington Resources

NAHC’s March on Washington is happening at the same time as negotiations in Congress get underway to replace or repeal the flawed Medicare physician payment formula known as “SGR.” One of the key messages this year is simple: Congress must Reject proposals that would impose home health and hospice copays and payment cuts to offset the cost of the SGR fix, to reduce the deficit, or for other purposes.  

Here are links on NAHC’s Legislative Action Network to background information and to send a message virtually on this issue during the March on Washington:  

For home health -- Write Your Legislators

For hospice -- Write Your Legislators

 

Hospice Wage Index Proposed Rule


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On April 29th, CMS posted the FY 2014 Hospice Wage Index Proposed Rule. In this proposed rule there are many changes related to quality reporting and coding changes, hospice wage index and payment rates and updates on hospice payment reform.  MCA talked to industry experts and developed a webinar to share these changes and seek comments from our members.

CMS needs to hear comments from hospice providers to let them know how all these changes will impact the care you provide!

Click here to access MCA’s comments to CMS.   Feel free to cut and paste from the comments provided or add your own comments and testimonials. 

In addition to the Hospice Wage Index Proposed Rule, CMS is also suggesting major changes to the hospice cost reporting process that would place undue burden on hospice programs. There are two separate areas to submit your comments.  Both are detailed below.

PLEASE take the time to comment to CMS today!  CMS considers all comments received in making final decisions related to these changes.  Deadline to submit comments is Friday, June 28th!  We must have a say in our future!
 
Thank you!

MCA Staff

How to submit your comments to CMS

You can submit your comments to CMS electronically or by regular mail.

 

Comments regarding Hospice Wage Index Rule

Electronically: Click here to submit your comments regarding the Hospice Wage Index Proposed Rule.

Regular Mail:
Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Department of Health and Human Services
Attention: CMS–1449–P
P.O. Box 8010
Baltimore, MD 21244–8010



Comments regarding Hospice Cost Reporting Process


Electronically: Click here to submit your comments to CMS regarding the hospice cost reporting.

Regular Mail:
CMS, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs
Division of Regulations Development
Attention: Document Identifier/OMB Control Number 0938-0758
Room C4–26–05
7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, Maryland 21244–1850
- See more at: http://associationdatabase.com/aws/MCA/pt/sd/news_article/77691/_PARENT/layout_details/false#sthash.1tpXH3Bj.dpuf

**** Take Action NOW!****

 

On April 29th, CMS posted the FY 2014 Hospice Wage Index Proposed Rule. In this proposed rule there are many changes related to quality reporting and coding changes, hospice wage index and payment rates and updates on hospice payment reform.  MCA talked to industry experts and developed a webinar to share these changes and seek comments from our members.

CMS needs to hear comments from hospice providers to let them know how all these changes will impact the care you provide!

Click here to access MCA’s comments to CMS.   Feel free to cut and paste from the comments provided or add your own comments and testimonials. 

In addition to the Hospice Wage Index Proposed Rule, CMS is also suggesting major changes to the hospice cost reporting process that would place undue burden on hospice programs. There are two separate areas to submit your comments.  Both are detailed below.

PLEASE take the time to comment to CMS today!  CMS considers all comments received in making final decisions related to these changes.  Deadline to submit comments is Friday, June 28th!  We must have a say in our future!
 
Thank you!

MCA Staff

How to submit your comments to CMS

You can submit your comments to CMS electronically or by regular mail.

 

Comments regarding Hospice Wage Index Rule

Electronically: Click here to submit your comments regarding the Hospice Wage Index Proposed Rule.

Regular Mail:
Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Department of Health and Human Services
Attention: CMS–1449–P
P.O. Box 8010
Baltimore, MD 21244–8010



Comments regarding Hospice Cost Reporting Process


Electronically: Click here to submit your comments to CMS regarding the hospice cost reporting.

Regular Mail:
CMS, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs
Division of Regulations Development
Attention: Document Identifier/OMB Control Number 0938-0758
Room C4–26–05
7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, Maryland 21244–1850
- See more at: http://www.midwestcarealliance.org/aws/MCA/pt/sd/news_article/77691/_PARENT/layout_details/false#sthash.KBbkCZQ9.dpuf

**** Take Action NOW!****

 

On April 29th, CMS posted the FY 2014 Hospice Wage Index Proposed Rule. In this proposed rule there are many changes related to quality reporting and coding changes, hospice wage index and payment rates and updates on hospice payment reform.  MCA talked to industry experts and developed a webinar to share these changes and seek comments from our members.

CMS needs to hear comments from hospice providers to let them know how all these changes will impact the care you provide!

Click here to access MCA’s comments to CMS.   Feel free to cut and paste from the comments provided or add your own comments and testimonials. 

In addition to the Hospice Wage Index Proposed Rule, CMS is also suggesting major changes to the hospice cost reporting process that would place undue burden on hospice programs. There are two separate areas to submit your comments.  Both are detailed below.

PLEASE take the time to comment to CMS today!  CMS considers all comments received in making final decisions related to these changes.  Deadline to submit comments is Friday, June 28th!  We must have a say in our future!
 
Thank you!

MCA Staff

How to submit your comments to CMS

You can submit your comments to CMS electronically or by regular mail.

 

Comments regarding Hospice Wage Index Rule

Electronically: Click here to submit your comments regarding the Hospice Wage Index Proposed Rule.

Regular Mail:
Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Department of Health and Human Services
Attention: CMS–1449–P
P.O. Box 8010
Baltimore, MD 21244–8010



Comments regarding Hospice Cost Reporting Process


Electronically: Click here to submit your comments to CMS regarding the hospice cost reporting.

Regular Mail:
CMS, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs
Division of Regulations Development
Attention: Document Identifier/OMB Control Number 0938-0758
Room C4–26–05
7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, Maryland 21244–1850
- See more at: http://www.midwestcarealliance.org/aws/MCA/pt/sd/news_article/77691/_PARENT/layout_details/false#sthash.KBbkCZQ9.dpuf

Hospice Wage Index Proposed Rule


**** Take Action NOW!****

 

On April 29th, CMS posted the FY 2014 Hospice Wage Index Proposed Rule. In this proposed rule there are many changes related to quality reporting and coding changes, hospice wage index and payment rates and updates on hospice payment reform.  MCA talked to industry experts and developed a webinar to share these changes and seek comments from our members.

CMS needs to hear comments from hospice providers to let them know how all these changes will impact the care you provide!

Click here to access MCA’s comments to CMS.   Feel free to cut and paste from the comments provided or add your own comments and testimonials. 

In addition to the Hospice Wage Index Proposed Rule, CMS is also suggesting major changes to the hospice cost reporting process that would place undue burden on hospice programs. There are two separate areas to submit your comments.  Both are detailed below.

PLEASE take the time to comment to CMS today!  CMS considers all comments received in making final decisions related to these changes.  Deadline to submit comments is Friday, June 28th!  We must have a say in our future!
 
Thank you!

MCA Staff

How to submit your comments to CMS

You can submit your comments to CMS electronically or by regular mail.

 

Comments regarding Hospice Wage Index Rule

Electronically: Click here to submit your comments regarding the Hospice Wage Index Proposed Rule.

Regular Mail:
Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Department of Health and Human Services
Attention: CMS–1449–P
P.O. Box 8010
Baltimore, MD 21244–8010



Comments regarding Hospice Cost Reporting Process


Electronically: Click here to submit your comments to CMS regarding the hospice cost reporting.

Regular Mail:
CMS, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs
Division of Regulations Development
Attention: Document Identifier/OMB Control Number 0938-0758
Room C4–26–05
7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, Maryland 21244–1850
- See more at: http://associationdatabase.com/aws/MCA/pt/sd/news_article/77691/_PARENT/layout_details/false#sthash.1tpXH3Bj.dpuf