CMS Hosts Special Open Door Forum on Medicare Part D and Hospice On Tuesday, April 8, 2014
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced opportunities for hospice providers and other stakeholders to gain additional insight into recently finalized policies related to Part D and hospice.
Below is more information about this CMS-sponsored session:
Part D and Hospice — Special Open Door Forum (ODF)
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
1 – 2:00 pm Eastern Time
Call in: 1-800-837-1935
Conference ID: 25598571
This call will be conference call only
Slides for this ODF are located in the “Spotlight” section of the Hospice Center Webpage here.
This Special ODF will provide an opportunity to allow hospices and other interested parties to ask questions of CMS subject matter experts on the “Part D Payment for Drugs for Beneficiaries Enrolled in Hospice—Final 2014 Guidance” issued on March 10, 2014.
On December 6, 2013, CMS issued a memorandum seeking to clarify the criteria for determining payment responsibility under the Part A hospice benefit and Part D for drugs for hospice beneficiaries. Based on these clarifications CMS suggested revised expectations for Part D sponsors to prevent duplicate payments for drugs covered under the hospice benefit or waived through the beneficiary’s hospice election.
CMS sought stakeholder review and comment as part of the memorandum. The final March 10 guidance is available here.
Questions on the Final 2014 Guidance may be sent to PARTDPOLICY@cms.hhs.gov. When submitting questions to this mailbox related to this guidance, please include “Hospice” in the subject line.