Hospices Urged to Participate in CMS Pilot to Test Transmission of Hospice Election Data to Part D Plans

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For more than a decade, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG), and other policymakers have noted with concern the growth in Medicare spending outside of the hospice benefit, while patients are on hospice care. One area of particular concern is […]

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Hospices Urged to Participate in CMS Pilot to Test Transmission of Hospice Election Data to Part D Plans

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For more than a decade, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG), and other policymakers have noted with concern the growth in Medicare spending outside of the hospice benefit, while patients are on hospice care. One area of particular concern is […]

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Hospices Urged to Participate in CMS Pilot to Test Transmission of Hospice Election Data to Part D Plans

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For more than a decade, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG), and other policymakers have noted with concern the growth in Medicare spending outside of the hospice benefit, while patients are on hospice care. One area of particular concern is […]

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Hospices Urged to Participate in CMS Pilot to Test Transmission of Hospice Election Data to Part D Plans

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For more than a decade, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG), and other policymakers have noted with concern the growth in Medicare spending outside of the hospice benefit, while patients are on hospice care. One area of particular concern is […]

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CMS Encourages Hospices to Submit Notice of Election Electronically

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is encouraging hospices to submit notices of election (NOE) through electronic data interchange (EDI). One of the main advantages to hospices of filing electronically is that it reduces, and potentially eliminates problems with NOEs that result from keying errors during the Direct Data Entry (DDE) process.  Electronically […]

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Summary of Key Points in the CMS Open Door Forum on Home Health, Hospice

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held a Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum (ODF) on May 15, 2019.  Below is a summary of the ODF topics pertaining to home health and hospice. Hospice CMS reviewed the FY2020 Hospice Proposed Rule key points.  It was clear from the questions at the […]

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