Free Webinar on Forthcoming CMS Pilot to Test Transmission of Hospice Election Data to Part D Plans

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and other stakeholder groups have been working with the National Council of Prescription Drug Plans (NCPDP) to improve coordination between hospice providers and Part D plans to ensure appropriate coverage for prescription drugs while patients are on hospice service.

A key issue believed to play a significant role in poor coordination is the length of time it takes for information about a patient’s hospice election to filter through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) systems to the Part D prescription drug plans.

CMS is now set to launch a pilot study under which hospice EMR vendors, clearinghouses, and Part D plans will test whether hospice election information can be transmitted more timely from hospice EMR vendors/clearinghouses via an intermediary (called the Part D Transaction Facilitator) directly to the patient’s Part D plan.

In an effort to educate hospice providers, Part D plans, hospice EMR vendors/clearinghouses, and other interested parties, NCPDP is hosting a FREE WEBINAR on June 29 to describe the how the pilot will work. The pilot will utilize the Notice of Election (NOE) 837I Transaction Standard to provide information for the Part D Transaction Facilitator, who will create the NCPDP Telecommunication Standard Nx real-time Hospice enrollment transactions for submission to the Medicare Part D plans. The intent of this new process is to allow for timely Hospice election notification to Medicare Part D Plans.

ABOUT THE WEBINAR

Background:  Join this webinar to learn about a pilot initiative to solve for Hospice enrollment notification delays sent to the Medicare Part D plans that may result in inappropriate payments made by the Medicare Part D plans during a Hospice election period

Date/Time:  June 29, 2022, 1 p.m. EASTERN

Learning Objectives: 
After this educational session, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the journey from delayed information to real-time information.
  • Describe the Hospice Election Status Nx Transactions and all they do.
  • Learn about becoming an NCPDP/CMS Hospice Election Status pilot participant.

Registration:  To register, go to the following link:  NCPDP – Webinars. Scroll down to Upcoming Webinars and click on Hospice Election Status NCPDP/CMS Pilot. Please note that while most NCPDP webinars require payment, this webinar is complimentary.

Webinar: What the CY2023 Home Health Proposed Payment Rule Means for Your Agency

Thursday, June 23, 2022 2:00-3:00pm Eastern Register Sponsored by MatrixCare by ResMed “The stability of home health care is at risk,” said NAHC President William A. Dombi, in reaction to the release of the CY2023 home health proposed payment update rule. “What we see in the proposed rule is the equivalent of a declaration of war…

Free Webinar on Forthcoming CMS Pilot to Test Transmission of Hospice Election Data to Part D Plans

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and other stakeholder groups have been working with the National Council of Prescription Drug Plans (NCPDP) to improve coordination between hospice providers and Part D plans to ensure appropriate coverage for prescription drugs while patients are on hospice service. A key issue believed to play a…

Free Webinar on Future CMS Pilot to Test Transmission of Hospice Election Data to Part D Plans

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and other stakeholder groups have been working with the National Council of Prescription Drug Plans (NCPDP) to improve coordination between hospice providers and Part D plans to ensure appropriate coverage for prescription drugs while patients are on hospice service.

A key issue believed to play a significant role in poor coordination is the length of time it takes for information about a patient’s hospice election to filter through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) systems to the Part D prescription drug plans.

CMS is now set to launch a pilot study under which hospice EMR vendors, clearinghouses, and Part D plans will test whether hospice election information can be transmitted more timely from hospice EMR vendors/clearinghouses via an intermediary (called the Part D Transaction Facilitator) directly to the patient’s Part D plan.

In an effort to educate hospice providers, Part D plans, hospice EMR vendors/clearinghouses, and other interested parties, NCPDP is hosting a FREE WEBINAR on June 29 to describe the how the pilot will work.   The pilot will utilize the Notice of Election (NOE) 837I Transaction Standard to provide information for the Part D Transaction Facilitator, who will create the NCPDP Telecommunication Standard Nx real-time Hospice enrollment transactions for submission to the Medicare Part D plans. The intent of this new process is to allow for timely Hospice election notification to Medicare Part D Plans.

ABOUT THE WEBINAR

Background:  Join this webinar to learn about a pilot initiative to solve for Hospice enrollment notification delays sent to the Medicare Part D plans that may result in inappropriate payments made by the Medicare Part D plans during a Hospice election period

Date/Time:  June 20, 2022, 1 p.m. EASTERN

Learning Objectives: 
After this educational session, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the journey from delayed information to real-time information.
  • Describe the Hospice Election Status Nx Transactions and all they do.
  • Learn about becoming an NCPDP/CMS Hospice Election Status pilot participant.

Registration:  To register, go to the following link:  NCPDP – Webinars. Scroll down to Upcoming Webinars and click on Hospice Election Status NCPDP/CMS Pilot. Please note that while most NCPDP webinars require payment, this webinar is complimentary.

Webinar: Care Management Considerations for Success

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 3:00 – 4:00  p.m. EASTERN REGISTER Sponsored by Manchester Specialty Home Care providers are feeling the pressures of CMS mandated value-based payments, inadequate Managed Care rates and increased competition from an array of new providers supporting care at home.  In response to these pressures, Home Care providers have begun to diversify its…

New NAHC Webinar Tomorrow! Master OASIS-E, Part 2

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET REGISTER Sponsored by Red Road Business Healthcare Solutions OASIS-E is set to go into effect on January 1, 2023 and it contains important updates so it is no surprise we had a massive turnout yesterday for part 1 of this three-part webinar series on OASIS-E. Please join…

New Webinar! Paid Time Off: Creating and Structuring a Benefit Program to Recruit, Retain, and Reward

  • Date: Thursday, July 14th, 2022
  • Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
  • Register now

Many of us take paid time off for granted, but most home care field staff do not receive this benefit so they don’t get paid if they’re not working. Offering this highly desirable benefit is one way to reward employees, distinguish your company from your competitors, and enable you to attract better employees who are loyal and highly motivated. Some states have already adopted paid sick leave programs and that trend is expected to spread, so this could be the perfect time for your agency to get ahead of the government, as well as your competition. Join Private Duty Home Care at NAHC for this lively and informative discussion with a top employment industry expert.

Learning Objectives:

  • Sick time, vacation time, or PTO – how to structure time off to best benefit your organization and your staff
  • Mental health/personal days – why they’re important and what you can do to implement them easily
  • How rewarding staff that works can lead to long-term staff retention and loyalty

Faculty: Greg Henderson, Human Resources Outsourcing Manager at Whirks

Greg Henderson brings over 20 years of military experience and operational knowledge into working first-hand with his clients as the HRO Manager at Whirks. He is engaged in helping small business owners establish awe-inspiring organizations by enhancing their HR solutions to provide purpose, direction, and motivation through an innovative and personable approach. Greg was recently invited to be a member of the exclusive Forbes Human Resources Council and is a regular editorial contributor for Forbes. Host of a weekly LinkedIn video series called From Boots to Loafers, Greg draws on his past military leadership as a focal point for today’s leaders. Greg has a passion to help small business owners achieve their goals which continue to fuel Whirks’ mission for its clients and itself, to get one step better every day. Greg is married to Amanda and they have five children. When he is not in the office, Greg enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and going on daily adventures.

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New NAHC Webinar: Master OASIS-E, Part 2

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET REGISTER Sponsored by Red Road Business Healthcare Solutions OASIS-E is set to go into effect on January 1, 2023 and it contains important updates so it is no surprise we had a massive turnout yesterday for part 1 of this three-part webinar series on OASIS-E. Please join…

New Webinar: Initiating a Hospital at Home Program: Financial & Operational

Thursday June 9, 2022 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET REGISTER   Sponsored by Health Recovery Solutions Part One of this two-part webinar series will focus on the financial considerations and the value proposition that would impact your organizations’ decision about initiating a hospital at home program. Faculty: Summer Napier, CEO Healing Hands Healthcare, LLC Colleen Hole,…

Webinar: Care Management Considerations for Success

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 3:00 – 4:00  p.m. EASTERN REGISTER Sponsored by Manchester Specialty Home Care providers are feeling the pressures of CMS mandated value-based payments, inadequate Managed Care rates and increased competition from an array of new providers supporting care at home.  In response to these pressures, Home Care providers have begun to diversify…