TOMORROW! Navigating the Hospice Certifying Physician Enrollment Requirements: Latest Updates and Q&A

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Join NAHC and NHPCO for an essential joint webinar designed to provide a comprehensive status update on the new hospice certifying physician enrollment requirements, which became effective on June 3. In this webinar, we will review the current implementation status, share what we know and insights on initial challenges and best practices, and address common […]

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New Hospice CARE Draft Legislation: Learn More & Provide Feedback

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On June 13, 2024, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) released a discussion draft of legislation that would make major changes to the Medicare Hospice Benefit. The Congressman’s office is seeking feedback from stakeholders by July 3, 2024. The draft contains primarily a mix of program integrity and payment model changes, with a few other provisions related […]

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New Draft Legislation Would Make Big Changes to Hospice Program

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Earlier today, June 13, Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) released a discussion draft of legislation that would make significant changes to the Medicare hospice program. The Congressman will be seeking feedback from stakeholders over the coming weeks. The draft contains primarily a mix of program integrity and payment changes, with a few other provisions related to […]

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NAHC Statement on Draft Legislation Proposing Big Changes to Hospice

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Washington, D.C. – Earlier today, June 13, 2024, Congressman Earl Blumenauer of Oregon released a discussion draft of legislation, the Hospice Care Accountability, Reform, and Enforcement (Hospice CARE) Act, that would make significant changes to the Medicare hospice program. The draft contains some provisions that we believe the hospice community could support, given their potential […]

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The Best Hospice Education is at FMC 2024

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Join NAHC from July 21-23, 2024 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for the 2024 Financial Management Conference (FMC). Make sure you book your room at Caesars Palace at our special rate. The room block rate ends on June 19. Hospice Education Track at #FMC2024 Discover the heart of hospice care as we delve into […]

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Navigating the Hospice Certifying Physician Enrollment Requirements: Latest Updates and Q&A

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Join NAHC and NHPCO for an essential joint webinar designed to provide a comprehensive status update on the new hospice certifying physician enrollment requirements, which became effective on June 3. In this webinar, we will review the current implementation status, share what we know and insights on initial challenges and best practices, and address common […]

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CMS Revises Hospice Certifying Physician Enrollment Requirement Implementation Guidance

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On June 6, 2024, in response to concerns raised by NAHC and NHPCO, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) retracted its guidance indicating that any individual who elects to receive hospice services in a subsequent hospice election would need to be certified as if entering hospice in the initial benefit period. As we […]

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NAHC & NHPCO Joint Statement: CMS Revises Guidance on Implementation of Hospice Certifying Physician Enrollment Requirement

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Washington, DC and Alexandria, VA) – The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) responded to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently revised guidance regarding the implementation of the hospice certifying physician enrollment requirement. NAHC and NHPCO identified that some instruction provided […]

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Update: Hospice Certifying Physician Enrollment Requirement

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As of June 3, 2024, the certifying physician enrollment requirement is now in effect. Under this Medicare payment requirement, a physician must be enrolled in or validly opted-out of Medicare in order to certify a beneficiary’s terminal illness. As previously reported, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) delayed implementation of the hospice certifying […]

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