Updated CMS Quarterly Hospice Item Set Q&A Now Available

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.