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INCLUSION OF THE HOSPICE BENEFIT IN MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLANS

Currently the Bipartisan Chronic Care Working Group of the Senate Finance Committee is considering requiring the inclusion of the Hospice Benefit in Medicare Advantage Plans (“Plans”).  The idea for inclusion of hospice in these plans is generally credited to MedPAC,...

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Hospice CAP Update 2012

The Medicare program has released, effective July 2, 2012, a new addition to the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual. The new addition, “Caps and Limitations on Hospice Payment”, provides detailed information regarding the two methods for computing the aggregate payment...

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Medicare Revalidation Alert

MEDICARE REVALIDATION ALERT Section 6401(a) of the Affordable Care Act (“ACT”) established a requirement for all enrolled providers and suppliers to revalidate their enrollment information under new enrollment screening criteria.  This revalidation effort applies to...

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Hospice CAP Update

Assistance in Managing Your Hospice CAP Annual payments by the Medicare program to a hospice for services to Medicare program beneficiaries are subject to a cap on aggregate payments (“CAP”), which is prescribed by law.  Each year (November 1st through October 31st)...

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HFS Info

Health Financial Systems Since 1982, Health Financial Systems (HFS) has been developing and marketing CMS approved Medicare cost reporting software to assist health care facilities to meet their governmental reporting requirements.  HFS Medicare Cost Report software...

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Inquisit Info

The Group is pleased to be utilizing Inquisit for continuing education support and Webinar coordination.  As a continuing education/medical education (CE/CME) provider, Inquisit provides high quality, cost-effective education programs to physicians, registered nurses...

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