CMS issues Transmittal 1, Introducing the Provider Cost Reporting Forms and Instructions, Chapter 43, Form CMS-1984-14
On Friday, August 22nd , 2014, CMS issued Transmittal number 1 to the Provider Cost Reporting Forms and Instructions, Chapter 43, Form CMS-1984-14. Form CMS-1984-14 is the new Hospice Cost Report for free-standing Hospice providers effective for cost reporting periods beginning on or after October 1, 2014.
The transmittal is available at the CMS website:
HFS has completed the programming of the new form set and has submitted a test case to CMS for approval. We anticipate approval in the near future. Once approved, HFS will make the new form set available to users of the Hospice Form CMS-1984 software.
Major changes from the previous 1984-99 and the new 1984-14 include:
- Date previously reported on the Provider Cost Report Reimbursement Questionnaire, Form CMS-339, has been incorporated into a Worksheet S-2.
- The Worksheet A and B series will now require the separate identification and reporting of patient care service costs by level of care (Continuous Home Care, Routine Home Care, Inpatient Respite Care and General Inpatient)
HFS anticipates scheduling WebEx sessions on the new form sets and software once approved and ready for distribution. Information regarding the sessions will be distributed to all hospice software users when available.
If you have any questions, please contact Eric Swanson at firstname.lastname@example.org.