Medicare Part A Cost Report: Easier File Uploads for e-Filing in MCReF Webcast

Thursday, April 29 from 1 – 2:30 pm ET Register for our Medicare Learning Network webcast. Medicare Part A providers: Learn about the new user-friendly upload feature for the Medicare Cost Report e-Filing (MCReF) system. The new feature allows you to: Submit documents without turning them into ZIP files Tag documents Get alerts about missing…

MLN Hospice Fact Sheet: Creating an Effective Hospice Plan of Care

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released an MLN Fact Sheet, Creating an Effective Hospice Plan of Care. This is the second fact sheet CMS has released of late for hospices. The first one contains information about frequency and documentation requirements of registered nurses’ (RN) supervisory visits (see previous NAHC Report coverage…

CMS Issues Billing Instructions for Home Infusion Therapy Suppliers

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued Change Request 11880  that provides billing instructions for Home Infusion Therapy Services on or after January 1, 2021.  The Medicare home infusion therapy services benefit is a new Medicare Part B benefit established in the 21st Century Cures Act. The new benefit  covers the he professional…

In Case You Missed It: The MLN Call on Medicare Part A Cost Report Online Status Tracking

An audio recording (ZIP) and transcript (PDF) are available for the July 9 Medicare Learning Network call on Medicare Part A Cost Report: New Online Status Tracking Feature. Learn about updates to the Medicare Cost Report e-Filing (MCReF) system that allow tracking from submission through finalization. Medicare Part A providers: Learn about updates to the Medicare Cost Report e-Filing (MCReF) system…

CMS Revises Safeguards for Medicare Patients in Hospice Care Fact Sheet

NAHC advocacy is a win for hospice As reported at the beginning of February, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted a MLN Hospice Fact Sheet, Safeguards for Medicare Patients in Hospice Care, and NAHC communicated with CMS regarding our concerns about some of the fact sheet’s contents. Specifically, a reference to the…

CMS Releases Safeguards for Medicare Patients in Hospice Care

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently posted a MLN Hospice Fact Sheet, Safeguards for Medicare Patients in Hospice Care, in response to two reports on hospice care by the Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG). (See previous coverage of these reports here and here.) The fact sheet…

CMS Releases Info on New Home Infusion Therapy Benefit

A MLN SE article regarding the new Home Infusion Therapy (HIT) Benefit under Medicare Part B was recently released.  MLN SE19029 Medicare Part B Home Infusion Therapy Services With The Use of Durable Medical Equipment is intended for entities seeking accreditation to become qualified suppliers that furnish HIT services in coordination with the furnishing of…

CMS Call on Supporting Dementia Patients at Home

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Medicare Learning Network will hold a call from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 on Dementia Care: Supporting Comfort and Resident Preferences. REGISTER HERE During this call, which should be of particular interest to agencies with a significant number of dementia…