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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.

In addition to these required updates, the HCL content writing team has developed a form entitled “Patient Request for Notification of Hospice Non-Covered Items, Services, and Drugs”. This form was developed to assist hospice agencies with recording requests for the addendum from their patients or patient representatives. The form is to be completed at the time a request is made, either at admission or at any time during the course of care. The signed request should then be incorporated into the clinical record for the patient.

HealthCare ConsultLink is making this form available in this email complimentary to non-subscribers. This will also be posted on the HCL Resources webpage, and incorporated into the online policy and procedure manuals as soon as possible.

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