CMS Enforces Hospice Respite Level of Care Requirements

Late last week, CMS released Change Request (CR) 8569  – Enforcement of the 5 day Payment Limit for Respite Care Under the Hospice Medicare Benefit.  New edits are being implemented to prevent payment of respite care for more than 5 days at a time for any hospice claim submitted on or after July 1, 2014. …