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Update on Final FY2016 Hospice Rule

Posted by Crystal Parks on Aug 12, 2015 11:21:35 AM

register for hospice webinar

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Topics: National Association for Home Care and Hospice, NAHC, Hospice

Medicare Home Care Education Sessions Announced for this Year’s March on Washington

Posted by Crystal Parks on Mar 12, 2014 8:24:56 AM

The Home Care and Hospice community is at a critical point as new rules are being considered on Capitol Hill that could affect how home care and hospice organizations operate and pose a significant challenge to the mission to serve America’s aged, disabled, and ill.

Join NAHC, your peers and colleagues at this year’s March on Washington to make home care and hospice the center of health care in our country.

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Topics: National Association for Home Care and Hospice

Participate in the Face-to-Face Encounter Documentation Denials Survey

Posted by Crystal Parks on Nov 7, 2013 10:25:19 AM

Recently two of the CMS contractors a have announced widespread audits of home health providers with a key focus on compliance with the face-to-face (F2F) encounter documentation requirements. The documentation requirements have become more stringent recently with contractors now expecting physicians to write detailed descriptions of the patient’s condition in order to support the need for skilled services and homebound status.

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Topics: National Association for Home Care and Hospice

NAHC/HAA Survey Seeks Hospice Input on Prescription Drug Reporting

Posted by Crystal Parks on Sep 11, 2013 11:48:00 AM

In July, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released Change Request (CR) 8358, Additional Data Reporting Requirements for Hospice Claims. Mandatory reporting of these additional items begins with claims with dates of service on or after April 1, 2014, with voluntary reporting beginning January 1, 2014.  The CR provides instructions to Medicare’s Administrative Contractors (MACs) and also revises Section 30.3 of Chapter 11 of the Medicare Claims Processing Manual.

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Topics: Hospice Quality Reporting, Hospice Association of America, National Association for Home Care and Hospice, Prescription Drug Reporting


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