CMS Encourages Hospices to Submit Notice of Election Electronically

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is encouraging hospices to submit notices of election (NOE) through electronic data interchange (EDI). One of the main advantages to hospices of filing electronically is that it reduces, and potentially eliminates problems with NOEs that result from keying errors during the Direct Data Entry (DDE) process.  Electronically…

Full Common Working File Eligibility Sunset Due by December 2021

Given the historical reliance of hospice providers on the Common Working File (CWF) for eligibility queries, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has been closely following developments related to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) planned phase out of access to the CWF for eligibility queries (see HERE and HERE).…

CGS Extends Direct Data Entry Deadline

CGS asked the National Association for Home Care & Hospice to share with our members that they have extended the deadline for direct date entry (DDE) renewal to November 15, 2019 due to the low percentage of providers having completed the process by the original deadline date.  As of today only 63% of CGS Home…