CMS Finalizes Rules Governing Use of MFT/MHCs on Hospice IDG and Part D Electronic Prescribing Policies

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On November 2, 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized rules related to CY2024 Payments to Physicians under Medicare. The rule contains several provisions of potential impact to members of the home health and hospice community, including: The final physician payment rule also contains provider enrollment and other changes that will be […]

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CY2024 Physician Rule Proposes Further Part D/EPCS Changes and Adds MFT and MHC to Hospice Personnel under CoPs

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Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances Section 2003 of the SUPPORT Act (Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment) mandates that, effective January 1, 2021, controlled substances covered under Medicare Part D must be prescribed electronically. The requirement for electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS) likely impacts many palliative care programs and can also […]

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