The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and other stakeholder groups have been working with the National Council of Prescription Drug Plans (NCPDP) to improve coordination between hospice providers and Part D plans to ensure appropriate coverage for prescription drugs while patients are on hospice service.
A key issue believed to play a significant role in poor coordination is the length of time it takes for information about a patient’s hospice election to filter through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) systems to the Part D prescription drug plans.
CMS is now set to launch a pilot study under which hospice EMR vendors, clearinghouses, and Part D plans will test whether hospice election information can be transmitted more timely from hospice EMR vendors/clearinghouses via an intermediary (called the Part D Transaction Facilitator) directly to the patient’s Part D plan.
In an effort to educate hospice providers, Part D plans, hospice EMR vendors/clearinghouses, and other interested parties, NCPDP is hosting a FREE WEBINAR on June 29 to describe the how the pilot will work. The pilot will utilize the Notice of Election (NOE) 837I Transaction Standard to provide information for the Part D Transaction Facilitator, who will create the NCPDP Telecommunication Standard Nx real-time Hospice enrollment transactions for submission to the Medicare Part D plans. The intent of this new process is to allow for timely Hospice election notification to Medicare Part D Plans.
ABOUT THE WEBINAR
Background: Join this webinar to learn about a pilot initiative to solve for Hospice enrollment notification delays sent to the Medicare Part D plans that may result in inappropriate payments made by the Medicare Part D plans during a Hospice election period
Date/Time: June 20, 2022, 1 p.m. EASTERN
After this educational session, attendees will be able to:
- Understand the journey from delayed information to real-time information.
- Describe the Hospice Election Status Nx Transactions and all they do.
- Learn about becoming an NCPDP/CMS Hospice Election Status pilot participant.
Registration: To register, go to the following link: NCPDP – Webinars. Scroll down to Upcoming Webinars and click on Hospice Election Status NCPDP/CMS Pilot. Please note that while most NCPDP webinars require payment, this webinar is complimentary.