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…