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

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…

IMPORTANT HOSPICE UPDATE: Issues with Electronic Submission of Hospice NOEs

In July 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued Change Request 10064, Accepting Hospice Notices of Election via Electronic Data Interchange, providing instruction on submission of hospice Notices of Election (NOEs) electronically, which was effective January 1, 2018.  Details related to the development of software that would allow for submission of NOEs and related…