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CMS to Release Comparative Billing Report on Hospice Services

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that it will issue a national provider Comparative Billing Report (CBR) on Hospice Services on June 21. The CBR, produced by SafeGuard Services under contract with CMS, will contain data-driven tables and graphs with an explanation of findings that compare providers’ billing and payment patterns to those of their peers in the state and across the nation. According to CMS, the goal of these reports is to offer a tool that helps providers better understand applicable Medicare billing rules and improve the level of care they provide to their Medicare patients.

For more information and to review a sample of the Hospice Services CBR, visit the CBR Services website or call the SafeGuard Services’ provider help desk, CBR Support Team, at (530) 896-7080.