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CMS issues Change Request 9385

CMS recently issue CR-9385 (PDF), “Processing Hospice Denials When Face-to-Face Encounter is Not Received Timely.”

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Hospice Diagnosis Order

For service dates of October 1, 2015 and going forward into 2016, all hospice diagnoses (related & unrelated) must be entered on the hospice claim form; this is a provision in the FY2016 Final Hospice Wage Index rule.

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Happy Holidays from our Team

We want to wish Happy Holidays to our clients, partners, staff and friends this season. We wish you comfort and peace this holiday season.


mumms Software Sposors New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center

mumms Software is sponsoring the New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) and the CAC's annual SweetArts Ball. The SweetArts Ball is a premier gala which supports the CAC and it's mission to present diverse and exciting multidisciplinary arts programming and recognizes honorees who have contributed to the New Orleans arts and culture community.

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Book Review: Stephen Kiernan's The Hummingbird

Stephen Kiernan's The Hummingbird follows seasoned hospice nurse, Deborah Birch, as she cares for a retired professor and as she tries to help her husband re-acclimate after 3 tours served in Iraq. The book is a moving portrayal of the hard work and touching relationships formed by a patient and a hospice care worker at the end of life. Throughout the story, Deborah and her patient teach each other about forgiveness and helping the people in their lives heal. 

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