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Hospice Physicians/NPs: Do You Prescribe Part D-covered Meds?
REMINDER: Home Health Probe and Educate Reviews to Begin Oct. 1
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Hospice Physicians/NPs: Do You Prescribe Part D-covered Meds?

Over the last several months, NAHC Report has published information regarding a new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requirement that all prescribers of prescription medications that will be processed through the Part D program must be enrolled in Medicare in an approved status.  The requirement was scheduled to be applicable on June 1, 2015, but this date was delayed until January 1, 2016.  In a recent notice, CMS further postponed the requirement, which will now become applicable on June 1, 2016.

However, if you are a hospice physician/NP that prescribes medications that are processed through Part D (these prescriptions would be for conditions that are NOT related to the terminal or related conditions) and  you are NOT enrolled in Medicare in an approved status, action should be taken before the end of 2015 to ensure sufficient time for processing of your enrollment so that your patients will not run into Part D processing issues when enforcement of the requirement begins on June 1, 2016. 

Read full article for information related to this issue that has been posted on the CMS Medicare Part D Prescriber webpage, along with additional resources.

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REMINDER: Home Health Probe and Educate Reviews to Begin Oct. 1

In April 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced its plans to conduct a Probe and Educate review on home health claims to ensure agencies understand the new certification requirements, specifically, the revised Face to Face encounter requirements, effective January 1, 2015.

According to the CMS announcement, reviews will begin October 1, for claims with episodes that begin on or after August 1, 2015. The specifics of the review (number of claim, length of review, education methods, etc.) have yet to be published.

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2015 Annual Meeting Deadlines

Register Today!

NAHC’s Annual Meeting is October 28-30, in Nashville, Tenn. A limited number of discounted rooms are available through September 28. To register for the conference and book your room for the hotel, click here.

Remember: The Early Bird registration rate for the conference expires on October 11. To get the lowest rate, register now!

Assistant Vice President, Home Health/Hospice – Full Time


The Assistant Vice President, Home Health/Hospice executes direct administration of the Penn Highlands Healthcare System Home Health and Hospice departments as evidenced by achieving results in clinical quality, service excellence, human resources management and financial management. The Assistant Vice President assists in developing and implementing a strategic plan for the growth and development of the System's home health and hospice services.


  • Bachelors Degree in Nursing, Business Administration, or related field required; Masters Degree in Nursing, Business Administration, or related field preferred.
  • System management experience preferred.
  • Five years home health/hospice nursing experience required;
  • Two years management experience in home health/hospice setting required.
  • Demonstrates effective communication and collaboration skills with physician and all other members of the health care team
  • Progressive and successful work history
  • Specialty certification preferred

Penn Highlands DuBois is the best of modern health care technology, plus the best of small town America!

Located in the midst of the beautiful rolling hills and woodlands of Pennsylvania, you don't have to be a native to feel at home here. No matter where your roots, you'll quickly recognize that the staff at Penn Highlands DuBois (PHD), like other residents of the community, will make you feel right at home.

Penn Highlands DuBois (PHD) offers residents of west central Pennsylvania a rare combination of technologically advanced health care in a warm, friendly environment. Widely recognized as one of the leading health centers of its kind in the commonwealth, PHD is an oasis of clinical and technical excellence, with a focus on patient-centered care. Its rural setting is just far enough from the hustle of the city life to make it peaceful, but close enough to provide easy access to sought-after urban attractions.


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