Tag: election statement

CMS clarifies medical review requirements for new hospice election statement addendum

A new transmittal to MACs issued Oct. 21, 2021, notes the manual updates for clarification on the election statement addendum requirements. Key among the changes included in the hospice rule that went into effect Oct. 1, 2021: Hospices have five days to furnish the addendum if requested within the first five days of the effective […]

CMS: Hospice election statements lack required information or have other vulnerabilities

After a stratified random sample review of hospice election statements and certifications of terminal illness, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) reports that more than one-third of hospice General Inpatient (GIP) stays lack required information or had other vulnerabilities. Hospice election statements did not always mention – as required – that the beneficiary was […]

OIG Releases Report on Hospice Election Statements and CTIs

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released a new study called Hospices Should Improve Their Election Statements and Certifications of Terminal Illness (CTI). OIG has stated that it is concerned about the election statements used by hospices and that physicians are not always involved in care planning, leading to hospices caring for patients who […]