Executive Order Provides Limited Detail but Presages Policies to Advance Medicare Advantage, Other Changes

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On October 3, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) on “Protecting and Improving Medicare for Our Nation’s Seniors” expressing disapproval of efforts by some in Congress to encourage “Medicare for All” policies and, instead, to promote health initiatives endorsed by the Administration.  While the EO does not, of itself, directly change any existing […]

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Hospice Billing and Eligibility Inquiry Notifications

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued two notices that are relevant to hospice billing and eligibility inquiries.  The notices are provided below: Hold Hospice Adjustments to Avoid Underpayments:  Since implementation of the two-tiered payment model for Routine Home Care (RHC) CMS has made a number of systems adjustments to ensure that […]

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