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CMS Posts Hospice Quality Updates Online

Posted on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 9:46 AM

CMS has recently posted two updates on its Hospice Quality Reporting webpage. The following are the newly posted items:
  1. Hospice Reconsideration Request Deadline (posted July 15, 2015) CMS will continue to accept reconsideration requests for the FY 2016 reporting period through 5:00 pm EST, Friday, July 24, 2015.  All requests and supporting documentation must be received by this deadline.  Information regarding the reconsideration process can be found at http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/Hospice-Quality-Reporting/Reconsideration-Requests.html, or click the "Reconsideration Requests" link in the Hospice Quality Reporting box in the left hand margin of this page. Please note: Do not include Personal Health Information (PHI) or other HIPAA violations in the documentation being submitted to CMS for review.
  2. Slides with Speaker Notes from June 17th National Provider Call Now Available for Provider Download (posted July 13, 2015) On June 17, 2015, CMS hosted an MLN connects National Provider Call to cover updates made to V1.02 of the HIS Manual. CMS has posted the training slides, along with the speaker notes, from the National Provider Call at the bottom of this webpage in the “Downloads” section.
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