CMS Hospice Attending Physician Regulations

Two weeks ago this blog covered the direct impacts of the new 2015 Hospice regulations on LTC Attending Physicians. My research on this topic began with a seemingly simple question from a SNF Medical Director about flagging improper Principal Hospice Diagnoses in our EHR. CMS published a list of Symptoms, Signs, and Ill-defined Conditions are … Click to continue reading

New Problems for Hospice Care in PA/LTC Settings

This week’s blog focuses on new complexities for LTC Medical Groups, Facilities, and Pharmacies, secondary to CMS’ 2015 Hospice rules.  Many LTC Patients also receive Hospice Services.  CMS efforts to limit provider payments outside of the Hospice Benefit will complicate life for facility staff, LTC pharmacies, and any Medical provider not named as the (single) … Click to continue reading