On Tuesday, March 17, the HHS Office of Inspector General issued their semi-annual report on unimplemented OIG recommendations. This year, the OIG recommendation to establish a transfer payment policy for hospitals for early discharges to hospice care was featured as one of the top 20 unimplemented recommendations.
mumms Silver Conference has announce their 2015 agenda at a glance. mumms Silver Conference will be unlike any of mumms prior conferences and will focus entirely on working in Hummingbird. Featured agenda topics focus on the modules and workflow in Hummingbird and how you can use Hummingbird's intelligence and reporting features to optimize your hospice.
Last week, the Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) issued instructions for hospices to self-report their FY 2014 hospice cap. Reports are due March 31, 2015 and failure to submit the report may result in payment suspension until the reports are complete. While instructions for submitting the report include a spreadsheet similar to the one MAC showed earlier this year, CMS plans to revisit the spreadsheet. CMS revisions may cause MACs overpayment demands to be high, requiring hospices to file an appeal.