New at Noyce Consulting — Self-reporting
Remember that hospices must calculate and report their estimated aggregate Cap to their Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) between three and five months after the October 31 each year.
That makes the final deadline for the 2015 CAP report March 31, 2016. There's still time to comply. Don't risk payment suspension by filing late.
During a spot-check quality audit, you discover that the documentation in the patient record doesn't support the amount Medicare paid for the claim. Alarmed, you search the record for any misfiled documents and ask those involved with the patient's care if key information was documented correctly. After your frantic search it is clear that Medicare overpaid your agency for the services in a payment episode several months ago.
Yikes! You know the agency must repay Medicare. But isn't it too late? Was accepting the overpayment in the first place fraudulent?