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State: District of Columbia
Subject Matter: Additional Data Reporting Requireme nts for Hospice Claims
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WASHINGTON, DC – 8/1/13 –
(McKnight’s) Hospice workers who provide care for residents of skilled nursing
facilities will have to provide more detailed claim data starting next year,
according to recently released requirements from the Centers for Medicare &
Medicaid Services.

Nurses, aides, social workers,
physical and occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists are all
expected to report line-item visit data for general inpatient care they provide
to Medicare hospice patients in SNFs or hospitals, CMS announced. This data
will be used by CMS in efforts to revise hospice care payments, per the Affordable
Care Act.

A Medicare Learning Network document
emailed Wednesday summarizes coding for the new claims reporting. There are
codes for general inpatient care, post-mortem visits, injectable drugs,
non-injectable prescriptions and infusion pumps. Hospice providers can begin
submitting this information with claims starting Jan. 1, 2014, and the
reporting will be mandatory as of April 1, 2014. To read details, go to http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-Fee-for-Service-Payment/Hospice/Downloads/R2747CP.pdf

 


Document Author: CMS
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Document Date: July 2013
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