CMS issues Change Request 9385

CMS recently issue CR-9385 (PDF), “Processing Hospice Denials When Face-to-Face Encounter is Not Received Timely.”

Hospice Diagnosis Order

For service dates of October 1, 2015 and going forward into 2016, all hospice diagnoses (related & unrelated) must be entered on the hospice claim form; this is a provision … Read More

How do you feed a dying person?

Hospice clinicians often encounter patients whose wishes for their final days include fried food or ice cream. While this may not be advisable in preventative care, in hospice, it can … Read More