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Part D Payment for Drugs for Beneficiaries Enrolled in Hospice

CMS posted a final memorandum, “Part D Payment for Drugs for Beneficiaries Enrolled in Hospice—Final 2014 Guidance."

March 11, 2014


Hospice Open Door Forum

CMS will be hosting an Open Door Forum for Hospice providers on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 starting at 2 p.m.

January 16, 2014


Meeting on Hospice Certificate of Need (CON) Reform

Stakeholders met on Mon., Dec. 2 to discuss points to consider for changing the need methodolgy for hospice.

December 10, 2013


Hospice Updates from CMS and DOH

CMS issues the Hospice Item Set Fact sheet and DOH releases proposed "Hospice Operational Rules."

October 29, 2013


Guidelines for the Provision of Hospice Services in Mainstream Medicaid Managed Care

DOH has posted guidelines effective Oct. 1, 2013 for the provision of hospice services to enrollees in mainstream Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MMCOs) that will become the responsibility of the MMCO. The guidelines include: The scope of benefits, the roles and responsibilities of MMCO and hospice providers, network responsibilities, and claims coding.

October 18, 2013


DOH Webinar on Hospice Carve-in to Medicaid Managed Care

The Department of Health hosted a webinar on Sept. 18 for Medicaid Managed Care (MMC) plans regarding carving-in the hospice benefit.

September 23, 2013


New Materials Available on Hospice Quality Reporting Program Website

Fiscal year 2015 reporting cycle training materials and final rule are now available for providers.

August 26, 2013


Grant Opportunity: Palliative Care and End of Life Interventions

This grant opportunity promotes research on Palliative Care and End-of-Life (PCEOL) interventions, which are needed for all individuals with Life Limiting Illnesses (LLI's).

August 19, 2013


MLTC Policy 13.18: MLTC Guidance on Hospice Coverage

DOH has posted a policy on utilizing hospice while in MLTC pursuant to recent changes to Section 4403-f of Article 44 of PHL.

June 25, 2013


2010 Hospice Cost and Utilization Report

The Department will activate the 2010 Hospice Cost and Utilization Report on the Health Commerce System (HCS) on June 10, 2013. The reports must be submitted by August 9, 2013. The Hospice Cost and Utilization Report is used to collect information such as the census by county and days of service by payor.

June 3, 2013
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