Hospice Item Set (HIS) Update.
Hospice agencies should note that CMS recently published the January 2015 Quarterly Q&A for Hospice Item Set which included several guidance clarifications on the following topics:
- Qualifying Events
- CASPER Reporting/Hospice Compare
- Treatment Initiated
- Subcontracted/Traveling Patients
- Short Length of Stay/Patient Expires
- HIS Submission/Record Sequencing
Full details on the clarifications provided can be accessed here.