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HCL News - New Hospice Form: Patient Request for Notification of Hospice Non-Covered Items, Services, and Drugs

HCL News - New Hospice Form: Patient Request for Notification of Hospice Non-Covered Items, Services, and Drugs

Hospice providers should be aware that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) did not delay the implementation date for the hospice election statement modifications and addendum requirements from the FY2021 final rule. The start date for this change is October 1, 2020. For current HealthCare ConsultLink (HCL) Online Hospice Manual subscribers, the revised election statement and addendum were made available during the most recent hospice manual update which was published through the online manual portal on September 4, 2020. ..

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HCL News - Updates to HCL Policies & Tools for COVID-19

HCL News - Updates to HCL Policies & Tools for COVID-19

As you are aware during the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), governmental regulatory changes have been occurring at a rapid pace. HealthCare ConsultLink (HCL) has been hard at work reviewing our COVID-19 policies and tools. The below are necessary updates to some of these COVID-19 related policies and tools, and are being provided for your convenience. Additionally, these will be posted on the HCL Resources webpage, and incorporated into the online policy and procedure manuals as soon as possible, if not already. ..

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HCL News - Important Information Regarding Hospice Election Statement, Hospice Audit Resumptions, and Home Health RCD

HCL News - Important Information Regarding Hospice Election Statement, Hospice Audit Resumptions, and Home Health RCD

Hospice Election Statement Addendum
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has provided links to the Model Hospice Election Statement – Modified July 2020 and the Model Hospice Election Statement Addendum – Modified July 2020 to further assist with understanding the content requirements for the hospice election statement and addendum, which are effective October 1, 2020. These requirements reflect the changes finalized in the FY 2020 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update final rule (84 FR 38520), and were implemented in order to increase coverage transparency for beneficiaries electing the Medicare hospice benefit. HealthCare ConsultLink (HCL) is working diligently to provide the new addendum in the online policy manuals, and will notify current subscribers of this update once it is posted to the manuals. ..

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