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NAHC Report: Issue# 2497, 8/28/2014
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Hospice Notice of Election (NOE) and Notice of Termination/Revocation (NOTR) and Clarification of Site of Service Codes Q5003 and Q5004
CMS Submits the OASIS C1/ICD-9 to OMB
For Your Information: What Do the CMS Hospice Cost Report Changes Mean to You?
Join The National Association for Home Care & Hospice and the Hospice Association of America for a FREE Teleconference that Explains the Changes
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Hospice Notice of Election (NOE) and Notice of Termination/Revocation (NOTR) and Clarification of Site of Service Codes Q5003 and Q5004

On Friday, August 22, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released Change Request 8877/Transmittal 3032: Hospice Manual Update for Diagnosis Reporting and Filing Hospice Notice of Election (NOE) and Termination or Revocation of Election.  CR8877 provides instruction to hospices and MACs on processing NOEs and NOTRs, exceptions to timely filing requirements for these notices, and provides clarification on site of service codes Q5003 and Q5004.

As finalized by CMS in the FY2015 Final Rule, timely-filed hospice NOEs shall be filed by the hospice and accepted by the Medicare administrative contractor (MAC) within 5 calendar days after the hospice admission date.  A timely-filed NOTR shall be filed by the hospice and accepted by the MAC within 5 calendar days after the hospice discharge/revocation date unless a final hospice claim has been filed. An NOTR does not need to be completed in cases where the patient is discharged due to death. 

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CMS Submits the OASIS C1/ICD-9 to OMB Plan

The Centers for Medicare &Medicaid Services (CMS) has submitted the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) C1/ICD- 9 version to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for emergency approval and is seeking public comments on the data set. Since the OASIS-C 1 has already received OMB approval this submission addresses only the changes to the OASIS instrument related to the delay in ICD-10 implementation.

Due to the urgency for approval of the OASIS C1/ICD-9, comments will be accepted only through September 12, 2014. When commenting, please reference the document identifier or OMB control number (OCN). Comments and recommendations may be submitted in any one of the following ways:

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What Do the CMS Hospice Cost Report Changes Mean to You?
Join The National Association for Home Care & Hospice and the Hospice Association of America for a FREE Teleconference that Explains the Changes

 

Join your peers, colleagues, and NAHC hospice subject matter experts for a free teleconference entitled, “What Do the CMS’ Hospice Cost Report Changes Mean to You?” The teleconference will be held on Thursday, September 4, 201 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST.

In April 2013 CMS proposed sweeping changes to the cost report under which hospices would be required to collect data related to costs in much greater detail and by levels of care. The changes will require that hospices significantly expand the manner in which they recognize costs in their accounting records. CMS just released the final hospice cost report changes and they will apply to freestanding hospices with cost reporting years beginning on or after October 1, 2014.

Register today, as space is limited.

FACULTY: Val J. Halamandaris, NAHC President; Theresa M. Forster, NAHC Vice President for Hospice Policy & Programs; Katie Wehri, Hospice Operations with special guest Robert J. Simione, Managing Principal, Simione Healthcare Consultants LLC.

 

TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT: Please send an email to Cheryl Lee (crl@nahc.org). The first 300 to email will be able to participate. NAHC/HAA members will be given priority. 

The call-in number is 1- 800-289-0459; the conference code will be emailed prior to the call.

 

QUESTIONS: We encourage advance submission of questions from participants or submission while the teleconference is live on the date of the broadcast. Should your question(s) not be addressed in the call due to time constraints, we will highlight in NAHC Report. Send questions to Barbara Woolley at bdw@nahc.org.

 

President & Chief Executive Officer

Strong Home Care Group, Inc. (SHCG) is the sole member of the certified agency Visiting Nurse Service of Rochester and Monroe County, Inc. (VNS) and of the licensed agency Signature Care (VNSC). In turn, VNS is the sole member of the licensed agency Finger Lakes Visiting Nurse Service, Inc. (FLVNS) and the licensed agency Finger Lakes Home Care, Inc. (FLHC). The combined agencies serve seven (7) counties  

Job Description:  Strong Home Care Group, Inc. seeks a dynamic, strategic, and visionary leader for the five corporations.  The President and CEO is accountable for assuring that home and community-based services meet the strategic needs of UR Medicine and aspire to set national benchmarks for patient outcomes, patient satisfaction and cost efficiency. 

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a health-related or business field. Must have 5-10 years of progressive experience in leadership management. 
  • Experience within a health system and/or academic medical center.
  • Demonstrated success as a visionary thinker with the ability to plan for the future and to execute action plans.
  • Expert knowledge of the home care and health industry. 
  • Knowledge of regulatory and The Joint Commission accreditation requirements.

Qualified candidates please send resume to:

Human Resources
2180 Empire Blvd.
Webster, NY 14580

Fax: 585-787-8369

vnsrecruitment@vnsnet.com

www.vnsnet.com

 

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