CMS Releases Notice Regarding Late Hospice Notice of Elections

On December 1, 2016, CMS released a MLN Matters article addressing timely filing of Notice of Elections (NOE) for hospice.
Hospices must file an NOE for each patient within five calendar days after the effective date of the election. If an NOE is not submitted and accepted within this time period, Medicare will not cover and pay for hospice care form the effective date of election to the date of filing the accepted NOE.

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