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Hospice News Blog 8-13-2018

Today's Blog Content: News Hospice Quality Updates: August 7 Reconsideration Deadline and Training Alerts Recertify Your FISS DDE User ID Today CMS Finalizes Application of Post-Acute Transfer Policy to Early Hospital Discharges to Hospice CMS Transmittal -- Update to...

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Hospice News Digest 8-6-2018

Today's Blog Contents News NHPCO Reponds to OIG Report FY2019 Hospice Final Rule Issued PEPPER Retrieval: How Does Your State Rate? President Trump signs in-home health service bill into law Hospice Action Network Newsletter Home Health and Hospice Medicare Bulletin...

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Hospice News Digest 7-30-2018

News Home Health and Hospice FISS DDE User ID Annual Recertification Hospice Quality Reporting System Quick Reference Guide HQRP Non-Compliance Letters: Request for Reconsideration by August 7 NDS Data Submission Deadline Extended to August 31 Calendar Year 2016...

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Hospice News Digest 7-23-2018

News Wondering what to say in your Hospice Proposed Rule comments? Maybe NAHC's viewpoint will help Situational Update on Issues around the area Hospice Quick Reference Guides June 2018 Top Reasons why CMS PECOS and Paper Applications are Delayed Access and Read CMS's...

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Hospice News Digest 7-9-2018

News Proposed 2019 Budget Cuts CMS and ONC Proposed CMS Transfer Policy from Hospitals to Hospice Has Problems NAHC Bulletin 6-29-2018 The Conservative Case for Universal Healthcare Events CMS Open Door Forum on Key Home Health and Hospice Issues Upcoming Webinar:...

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Hospice News Digest 7-2-2018

News Urgent Action Needed on Choice Demonstration NAHC Partners in Launching "Help Choose Home" Podcast Series, Highlighting the Benefits of Home Care Electronic Visit Verification Bill Passes House of Representatives New Medicare Cards May Have QR Codes New Medicare...

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Hospice News Digest 6-25-2018

6-25-18 HP Blog News NHPCO Council of States Regulatory Update Call Recording NHPCO’s Summer NewsLine Available CMS Provides New Guidance for CERT Reviews Read About the Rural Access to Hospice Act Medicare Advantage Plan Information Temporarily Not Available In the...

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Hospice News Digest 6-18-18

News Access the Proposed Rule Listening Session Educate yourself on Wage Index Proposed Rule with NHPCO’s Talking Points CMS Issues SE18007 with Updates to NOE/NOTR Process Recent and Upcoming Improvements in Hospice Billing and Claims Processing House of...

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Hospice News Digest 06-11-2018

News Hospice Provider Preview Reports Now Available. Review Your Data by June 30 NHPCO’s Monthly Hospice Action Network Update Hospice Workaround For Transfers in a Benefit Period Listen to NHPCO’s new Podcast: Legal and Regulatory Issues in Community-Based Palliative...

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Hospice News Digest 06-04-18

News If Approved, Preclaim Review could spread to Utah in time Utahns Will Vote on Medicaid Expansion and Medical Marijuana in November Updated Home Health and Hospice Processing Issues Log (CPIL) Wave of Opioid Bills in Senate Will Impact Hospice Download the new...

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Hospice News Digest 5-14-18

1) NHPCO’s Overview of FY2019 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update and Hospice Quality Reporting Requirements Proposed Rule “ The NHPCO’s NewsBriefs Online provided the following overview of the rule: Posted on April 27, 2018, NHPCO analyzed the proposed rule...

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NAHC Proposed Hospice Rule Free Web Event

On Thursday, May 3, 2018, NAHC is presenting a free webinar covering the proposed FY2019 Hospice Payment Rule. This event will cover a wide variety of topics, not least of which is the new HQRP Rule and the new Hospice Payment Rule. NAHC says the program objectives...

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BREAKING NEWS! 2019 Proposed Rule for Hospice

The unpublished FY2019 hospice payment rule is available for download at the Office of the Federal Register. There will be a 60-day comment period, so please go check it out. The final payment update will be released sometime in late July. Once NAHC has read the rule,...

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If you haven’t joined UHPCO yet, now’s your chance! Fill out a form that describes your situation (individual application, multiple-office provider (3+ locations), or provider (1–2 locations)). Fill it out completely (including credit card information) and fax it to...

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Call the Mortuary and the Medical Examiner?

What does the Medical Examiner's office need to know when patients die? Come to UHPCO's education session Tuesday, April 17 at noon and find out. And have lunch on us while you learn. It turns out that some hospice deaths that should be reported to the Medical...

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New NHPCO Newsletter for March 2018

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization has released their newsletter for March 2018. It's packed full of great info. Here are a few highlights: HQRP Webinar from CMS CMS announced that they will facilitate a hospice quality reporting webinar on March...

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ASPR TRACIE February 2018 News Bulletin

ASPR TRACIE has released a February news bulletin covering seasonal patient surges, flooding, and recently released and upcoming webinars discussing a wide-range of medical emergency preparedness topics. Read the entire release at the ASPR TRACIE...

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Capture the Hospice Vision in Provo March 15

Earn 5.75 CDU/CME at the 12th Annual Central Utah Hospice & Palliative Care Conference “Capturing the Hospice Vision” Thursday, March 15, 2018,  8 am – 5 pm at the Provo City Library at Academy Square. Great information and networking for PHYSICIANS, NURSES, SOCIAL...

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Could payment changes limit hospice access?

Find out the answer to this and learn what NHPCO sees on the hospice horizon. And discover what you can do about it. Lauren Drew, JD, Hospice Action Network of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization alerted hospice providers January 10, 2018, to...

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