Important Hospice Updates: Effective Dates for CR8877 Edits and CAHPS Vendor List
Hospice: Important Notice on Effective Date for CR8877 Edits
September 9, 2014 09:38 AM
Based on information that NAHC’s Hospice Association of America (HAA) has received from sources at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and that was included in the FY2015 hospice payment/wage index final rule, HAA recently provided notice that the edits related to hospice diagnosis coding referenced in Change Request (CR) 8877 would be effective for claims submitted on or after October 1, 2014.
Subsequently, HAA received conflicting information on the edits that required HAA staff to ask CMS for clarification. Over the weekend, HAA received final confirmation that all of the edits for which instruction is provided in CR 8877 will apply for claims with dates of service on or after October 1, 2014.
HAA wishes to apologize for any inconvenience created from previously shared information.
CAHPS Vendor List
The list of conditionally approved hospice CAHPS survey vendors has been posted and can be viewed online here.