Hospice PEPPER Available & Key CMS Updates for Hospice & Home Care in New Open Door Forum

Hospice PEPPER Available The Hospice PEPPER (Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report) is now available. PEPPER is a data report that contains a single hospice’s claims data statistics (obtained from the UB-04 claims submitted to the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC)) for areas targeted by CMS as being at risk for improper Medicare payment. Each…

Hospice Quality Updates Include Info on Forthcoming Webinar, New Version of HART Tool, Timeliness Report Footnote Update, Other Items

HART v1.4.0 NOW AVAILABLE:  HART (Hospice Abstraction Reporting Tool) v1.4.0 is now available in the Related Links section at the bottom of the HIS Technical Information webpage. HART is a Java-based software application that provides an option for Hospice facilities to collect and maintain facility, patient and HIS Record information for subsequent submission to the appropriate…