Last week, the Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) issued instructions for hospices to self-report their FY 2014 hospice cap. Reports are due March 31, 2015 and failure to submit the report may result in payment suspension until the reports are complete. While instructions for submitting the report include a spreadsheet similar to the one MAC showed earlier this year, CMS plans to revisit the spreadsheet. CMS revisions may cause MACs overpayment demands to be high, requiring hospices to file an appeal.
There are just 84 days left until the mumms Silver Conference. Are you still deciding who should attend? mumms Silver Conference will be our biggest conference yet, and will have something exciting for every discipline in your hospice. This conference is for administrators, hospice billers, and medical records/data entry staff, many of whom will already be using Hummingbird in their hospice; and it is for clinicians and bereavement specialists, who will be able to give immediate input on their workflow and have the opportunity to plan their transition to Hummingbird.
If you're coming to New Orleans for mumms Silver Conference on June 4th and 5th, why not join us a day early for an in-depth Hummingbird training? The training will focus on step-by-step instruction in Hummingbird's Patient Information Module (administrative and billing functions) and give you a comprehensive understanding of how to navigate the program.