Are You an Advanced Practice Provider Serving Seriously Ill and Hospice Patients? Take the Survey!

In collaboration with 11 other organizations, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has helped develop a survey to identify barriers in continuity of care for patients of Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) when they are admitted to hospice. It is anticipated that the results will provide data and anecdotal stories that can be used for advocacy to encourage passage of laws to allow APPs to sign the hospice Certification of Terminal Illness (CTI) and for Clinical Nurse Specialists to continue to follow their patients as primary care providers.

Participation in this 25-question survey is completely voluntary and you may change your mind at any time. There is a rare risk that some of the questions may make you uncomfortable, but you may skip questions you don’t want to answer. The survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.

If you are an APP who has referred a patient to hospice, we invite you to participate in completion of the research survey. No personal identification will be collected but as with any research survey, 100% confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. De-identified data will be shared with all 12 participating organizations and may be shared with future researchers. Completion of the survey implies consent to include your responses in the data analysis.

The survey will remain open from April 01, 2022, until April 15, 2022. If you have referred patients to hospice and you agree to participate you can access the survey using this link:  https://cwru.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3K6C0YgS51hnDBs

Are You an Advanced Practice Provider Serving Seriously Ill and Hospice Patients? Take the Survey!

In collaboration with 11 other organizations, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has helped develop a survey to identify barriers in continuity of care for patients of Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) when they are admitted to hospice. It is anticipated that the results will provide data and anecdotal stories that can be used for advocacy to encourage passage of laws to allow APPs to sign the hospice Certification of Terminal Illness (CTI) and for Clinical Nurse Specialists to continue to follow their patients as primary care providers.

Participation in this 25-question survey is completely voluntary and you may change your mind at any time. There is a rare risk that some of the questions may make you uncomfortable, but you may skip questions you don’t want to answer. The survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.

If you are an APP who has referred a patient to hospice, we invite you to participate in completion of the research survey. No personal identification will be collected but as with any research survey, 100% confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. De-identified data will be shared with all 12 participating organizations and may be shared with future researchers. Completion of the survey implies consent to include your responses in the data analysis.

The survey will remain open from April 01, 2022, until April 15, 2022. If you have referred patients to hospice and you agree to participate you can access the survey using this link:  https://cwru.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3K6C0YgS51hnDBs

Are You an Advanced Practice Provider Serving Seriously Ill and Hospice Patients? Take the Survey!

In collaboration with 11 other organizations, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has helped develop a survey to identify barriers in continuity of care for patients of Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) when they are admitted to hospice. It is anticipated that the results will provide data and anecdotal stories that can be used for advocacy to encourage passage of laws to allow APPs to sign the hospice Certification of Terminal Illness (CTI) and for Clinical Nurse Specialists to continue to follow their patients as primary care providers.

Participation in this 25-question survey is completely voluntary and you may change your mind at any time. There is a rare risk that some of the questions may make you uncomfortable, but you may skip questions you don’t want to answer. The survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.

If you are an APP who has referred a patient to hospice, we invite you to participate in completion of the research survey. No personal identification will be collected but as with any research survey, 100% confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. De-identified data will be shared with all 12 participating organizations and may be shared with future researchers. Completion of the survey implies consent to include your responses in the data analysis.

The survey will remain open from April 01, 2022, until April 15, 2022. If you have referred patients to hospice and you agree to participate you can access the survey using this link:  https://cwru.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3K6C0YgS51hnDBs

Are You an Advanced Practice Provider Serving Seriously Ill and Hospice Patients? Take the Survey!

Please take the survey In collaboration with 11 other organizations, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has helped develop a survey to identify barriers in continuity of care for patients of Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) when they are admitted to hospice. It is anticipated that the results will provide data and anecdotal…

CMS Updates Instructions for RHC/FQHC Billing of Hospice Attending Physician Services

Beginning January 1, 2022, to receive the Rural Health Center (RHC) All-Inclusive Rate (AIR) or Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Prospective Payment System (PPS), the RHC or FQHC must report the GV modifier (attending physician not employed or paid under arrangement by the patient’s hospice provider) when a physician, Nurse Practitioner (NP), or Physician’s Assistant (PA) employed by or working under contract with an RHC or FQHC furnishes hospice attending physician services to a beneficiary that has elected hospice.

Congress authorized RHCs and FQHCs to bill Medicare for hospice attending physician services provided by a physician nurse practitioner (NP) or physician assistant (PA) who is employed by the facility and is the patient’s designated attending physician. (See the August 19, 2021 NAHC Report for more information.) The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated Change Request (CR) 12357 to implement the GV modifier to report on claims when billing for these services.

Hospices may wish to alert RHCs/FQHCs to this CR.

Please note that:

  • RHCs must report the GV modifier on the claim line for payment (that is, along with the CG modifier) each day a hospice attending physician service is furnished.
  • FQHCs must report the GV modifier on the claim line with the payment code each day a hospice attending physician service is furnished.
  • The hospice attending physician services are subject to coinsurance and deductibles on RHC claims and only coinsurance on FQHC claims.

When the RHC/FQHC furnishes a hospice attending physician service that has technical component, the provider furnishing the technical component would go to the hospice for payment as discussed in the Medicare Claims Processing Manual at https:/www.cms.gov/Regulations-andGuidance/Guidance/Manuals/Downloads/clm104c11.pdf.

CMS Updates Instructions for RHC/FQHC Billing of Hospice Attending Physician Services

Beginning January 1, 2022, to receive the Rural Health Center (RHC) All-Inclusive Rate (AIR) or Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Prospective Payment System (PPS), the RHC or FQHC must report the GV modifier (attending physician not employed or paid under arrangement by the patient’s hospice provider) when a physician, Nurse Practitioner (NP), or Physician’s Assistant…

Prepare for the Future of Hospice with the NAHC Fall Forum

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CMS Issues Guidance on Determining Hospice Beneficiary Enrollment in MA VBID Hospice Model for CY2022

CMS Orders Systems Changes to Identify Hospice Patients in the Model In calendar year 2022 (CY2022), the Medicare Advantage (MA) Value-based Insurance Model (VBID) Hospice Component demonstration model – under which the hospice benefit is included as part of the MA benefit package — will enter its second year of operation and it is believed he…

CMS Issues Systems Changes, Guidance for RHC/FQHC Billing of Hospice Attending Physician Services

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2021 CAHPS Hospice Survey Training Registration Now Open

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will offer Introduction to the CAHPS Hospice Survey the week of September 20, 2021 and CAHPS Hospice Survey Update Training on September 30, 2021. These training sessions are intended for hospices, survey vendors that participate in the CAHPS Hospice Survey, as well as other interested individuals and organizations. Please…