Hospice
03/19/2018
Take steps to bolster the documentation your hospice provides to support patients’ eligibility and for the level of hospice care you bill.
03/12/2018
L543 (Plan of care) was the most common citation during hospice surveys in 2017, while two other issues involving the content of the plan of care (L545 and L547) ranked among the top six, CMS data show.
03/05/2018
Ensure patients and their loved ones understand the efforts your hospice is taking to help with pain and constipation symptoms patients are suffering. 
03/05/2018
Hospice Compare’s location search field appears to function properly now — and that’s something industry experts contend will be extremely helpful for the website.
02/19/2018
Have all members of the hospice interdisciplinary group (IDG) — in consultation with the patient’s attending physician — complete the comprehensive assessment no later than five calendar days after the election of hospice care.
01/29/2018
A short but intense stay on the routine home care level of care — the care level most hospice patients receive — could create reimbursement and cash flow issues for some hospices, industry experts say.
01/22/2018
If you find inaccurate demographic data on your hospice’s Provider Preview Report or on Hospice Compare, contact your hospice’s Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for assistance.
01/02/2018
If you find inaccurate demographic data on your hospice’s Provider Preview Report or on Hospice Compare, you should contact your hospice’s Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for assistance.
12/18/2017
Hospices have taken a big step forward on pain assessment, the Hospice Item Set (HIS) measure that has caused them the biggest struggle.
12/11/2017
CMS has recently announced that the location search field on Hospice Compare hasn’t worked since the website launched in August.

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