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Hospice Revised COPs and Interpretive Guidelines Released

Beth Noyce

Tags Conditions of Participation, Hosice, hospice, hospice help, Survey

The revisions to Appendix M of the State Operations Manual, including new interpretive guidelines are here! 
The changes include the revised survey process for hospices as well as the updated interpretive hospice guidelines. 
Be sure you use this new version to update your policies and procedures. Discard any old copies of Appendix M at once!

OIG Report: Hospices Should Improve NOEs and CTIs

Beth Noyce

Comments 9 Tags compliance, Hosice, oig, Regulatory

"Hospices Should Improve Their Election Statements [NOE] and Certifications of Terminal Illness [CTI]," the Office of Inspector General (OIG) entitled its September 15, 2016 report.

CMS indicated in the FY 2017 Hospice Final Rule, the OIG reported that “Hospices commonly billed for GIP when the beneficiary did not have uncontrolled pain or unmanaged symptoms." 

Don't you just love a new (ICD-10) book?

Beth Noyce

Comments 1 Tags Home Health, Hosice, ICD-10

Adult class

My 2017 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual came today!

With just over 3 weeks until ICD-10's revisions for 2017 replace the current ICD-10 version, UPS dropped the box on my doorstep. Whew! I need that to get ready for thousands of ICD-10 diagnosis code changes that take effect October 1, 2016 with the implementation of ICD-10-CM's 2017 edition.

Still scrambling to prepare for the changes?

Maybe I can help with that.

Sept 27 and 28, I'll teach an ICD-10 update workshop for UAHC and UHPCO in Utah.

Prepare now for Hospice Compare

Beth Noyce

Tags HIS, Hosice, Hospice Compare

Just to make life easier for busy hospice professionals, here's a link to download information about accessing, updating, and implementing the Hospice Item Set (HIS) version 2.00.0 that includes the new HIS measures that will feed Hospice Compare when it goes live spring 2017. Documentation captured now will populate Hospice Compare when it appears. Don't let your Hospice Compare data be missing. Update your HIS now.