Home Health, Hospice

Hospice period dates not calculating correctly through Common Working File

Some hospice period dates have not been calculating correctly through the Common Working File (CWF), according to Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) Palmetto GBA.

Period three and later should be no more than 60 days from the start through termination dates. Palmetto found that third or later periods have more than 60 days calculated in the period.

The issue has been escalated to the CWF maintainer. Hospices don’t need to take action at this time. Palmetto will release an update when one is available.

Related link: Learn more about the issue at https://bit.ly/2mXq0Sl.