Patient Culture in Hospice Care

The hospice and palliative care community has long been aware of the need to increase diversity in the patients and families it serves. This week, NHPCO released a Moments of … Read More

HIPAA Updates Audit Protocol

The Phase 2 HIPAA Audit Program reviews the policies and procedures adopted and employed by covered entities and business associates to meet selected standards and implementation specifications of the Privacy, … Read More

CMS Issues Change Request 9575

CMS has issued CR-9575 – Making Principal Diagnosis Codes Mandatory for Notice of Elections to be Accepted. The implementation date for this change is October 3, 2016.

QIES System Downtime March 16-21

The QIES System has announced that their systems will be unavailable after 8pm EST on Wednesday, March 16 through Monday, March 21. We recommend you mark this on your calendar and make the … Read More