CMS has released the fact sheet for moving Medicare and Part D forward. The fact sheet includes information on recent trends in Medicare Advantage and Part D, moving the Medicare Program forward, 2016 rates, and the 2016 call letter.
Palmetto GBA released an update on hospice claims that are being returned to providers in error with the reason code 36188. CMS has issued Change Request (CR) 9042 to correct the issue (scheduled to be released in July 2015). In the meantime, hospices can remove the Value Code 78 and amount from the claim and resubmit the claim through the DDE system.
CMS has announced dark days for FISS and Common Working File Hosts on July 2 and 3. This means that a Notice of Election (NOE) will not process on these days. NHPCO has verified with CMS that all MACs will consider the dark days as a qualifying exception request for a late NOE submission.
On June 4–5, 2015, mumms Software clients, business partners and team members from across the United States and the Caribbean gathered at the Sheraton Hotel in New Orleans to celebrate our 25th anniversary and learn all about Hummingbird, our latest innovation in hospice software. As they wrapped up their conference experience, longtime mumms clients reflected on what their relationship with mumms has meant for their organizations.