A good balancing act reduces risk

June 2011
Hospice Management Advisor;Jun2011, Vol. 16 Issue 6, p63
The article discusses the strategy to minimize the risk of hospice cap deficits and reduce repayment demand letters from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Key aspects of the strategy including managing case-mix of short and long-term patients by following CMS admission criteria guidelines are presented. Also cited are comments by Kyle Terry, consultant and principal at Hospice CAP Consultants in Owasso, Oklahoma.


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