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Hospice Transmittals

The list below shows the transmittals that are directed to the Hospice provider community, but the list may not include all instructions for which Hospice providers are responsible. For a list of all instructions, view the Transmittals web page under Regulations and Guidance.

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CR # Release Date Subject MLN Article #
6905 04/28/2010 New Hospice Site of Service Code MM6905
7256 12/17/2010 Implementation of Home Health Agency (HHA) Payment Safeguard Provisions MM7256
7182 12/17/2010 Additions To and Revisions of Existing G-Codes for the Reporting of Skilled Nursing Services and Skilled Therapy Services in the Home Health or Hospice Setting N/A
6778 02/05/2010 Medicare Systems Edit Refinements Related to Hospice Services MM6778
6606 08/14/2009 Update to the Hospice Payment Rates, Hospice Cap, Hospice Wage Index, and the Hospice Pricer for FY 2010 MM6606
5567 12/19/2007 Reporting of Additional Data to Describe Services on Hospice Claims MM5567
6791 01/29/2010 Associating Hospice Visits to the Level of Care MM6791
6540 12/23/2009 Hospice Reporting Requirements for the Attending Physician and the Hospice Physician Certifying the Terminal Illness MM6540
6740 12/14/2009 Revisions to Consultation Services Payment Policy MM6740
7182 02/08/2011 Additions To and Revisions of Existing G-Codes for the Reporting of Skilled Nursing Services and Skilled Therapy Services in the Home Health or Hospice Setting MM7182
5245 07/28/2006 Instructions for Reporting Hospice Services in Greater Line Item Detail MM5245
5596 04/20/2007 Medicare Program, Correction of Hospice Cap for FYs 2003 and 2004 N/A
5254 09/27/2006 Update To The Hospice Payment Rates, Hospice Cap, Hospice Wage Index and the Hospice Pricer For FY 2007 MM5254
5685 06/29/2007 Update to the Hospice Payment Rates, Hospice Cap, Hospice Wage Index and the Hospice Pricer for FY 2008 MM5685
5971 03/08/2008 Signature Requirements Clarification MM5971
5567 04/29/2008 Reporting of Additional Data to Describe Services on Hospice Claims MM5567
3386 07/15/2005 Medicare Program - Update to the Hospice Payment Rates, Hospice Cap, Hospice Wage Index, and the Hospice Pricer for FY 2005 MM3386
3977 08/26/2005 Update To The Hospice Payment Rates, Hospice Cap, Hospice Wage Index and the Hospice Pricer For FY 2006 (Effective October 1, 2005) MM3977
5117 06/30/2006 Special Issues Associated with the Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN) for Hospice Providers and Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (CORFs) MM5117
6311 04/24/2009 New Physician Specialty Code for Hospice and Palliative Care MM6311
6386 04/24/2009 Revision to Processing Hospice Visit Charges on Remittance Advices and Medicare Summary Notices (MSNs) MM6386
7077 07/27/2010 Update to Hospice Payment Rates, Hospice Cap, Hospice Wage Index, and the Hospice Pricer for FY 2011 MM7077
7337 03/02/2011 New Hospice Certification Requirements and Revised Conditions of Participation (CoPs) MM7337
6115 07/18/2008 Hospice Discharge for Cause MM6115
6155 08/01/2008 Update to Hospice Payment Rates, Hospice Cap, Hospice Wage Index, and the Hospice Pricer for FY 2009 MM6155
6540 11/27/2009 Hospice Reporting Requirements for the Attending Physician and the Hospice Physician Certifying the Terminal Illness MM6540
6540 12/11/2009 Hospice Reporting Requirements for the Attending Physician and the Hospice Physician Certifying the Terminal Illness MM6540
6540 12/23/2009 Hospice Reporting Requirements for the Attending Physician and the Hospice Physician Certifying the Terminal Illness MM6540
7478 10/07/2011 Hospice Claims Processing Procedures When Required Face-to-Face Encounters Do Not Occur Timely N/A
7478 10/11/2011 Hospice Claims Processing Procedures When Required Face-to-Face Encounters Do Not Occur Timely MM7478
7556 10/27/2011 Discontinuation of Hospice Late Charge Claims MM7556
NA 12/02/2011 Revisions to Chapter 2, Sections 2082 - 2089 - Hospices N/A
7473 07/29/2011 Correction to Processing of Hospice Discharge Claims MM7473
7518 07/29/2011 Update to Hospice Payment Rates, Hospice Cap, Hospice Wage Index and the Hospice Pricer for FY 2012 MM7518
7677 02/03/2012 New Hospice Condition Code for Out of Service Area Discharges MM7677
7690 01/27/2012 Updates to Editing of Patient Discharge Status Codes on Hospice Claims N/A
7690 01/27/2012 Updates to Editing of Patient Discharge Status Codes on Hospice Claims N/A
7675 01/26/2012 Revisions to the Hospice Medicare Summary Notice (MSN) MM7675
7677 01/25/2012 New Hospice Condition Code for Out of Service Area Discharges MM7677
Transmittal 8 - R8P238 06/29/2011 This transmittal updates Chapter 38, Hospice Cost Report, (Form CMS-1984-99).
7755 2012-04-26 Ensuring Hospice Certifying Physician Identifiers Are Fully Processed MM7755
7838 2012-06-01 Updates to Caps and Limitations on Hospice Payments N/A
7838 2012-06-01 Updates to Caps and Limitations on Hospice Payments N/A
7857 2012-07-20 Update to Hospice Payment Rates, Hospice Cap, Hospice Wage Index and the Hospice Pricer for FY 2013. MM7857
8142 2013-01-31 Hospice Monthly Billing Requirement MM8142
8098 2013-05-03 CWF Editing for Vaccines Furnished at Hospice
8358 2013-07-26 Additional Data Reporting Requirements for Hospice Claims
8371 2013-07-26 Demand Billing of Hospice General Inpatient Level of Care
8241 2013-05-03 Implementation of the Hospice Quality Reporting Required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Section 3004.
8416 2013-08-16 Update to Hospice Payment Rates, Hospice Cap, Hospice Wage Index, Quality Reporting Program and the Hospice Pricer for FY 2014 MM8416
8098 2013-09-30 CWF Editing for Vaccines Furnished at Hospice
CR8273 2013-11-07 Common Working File (CWF) and Fiscal Intermediary Standard System (FISS) Informational Unsolicited Response (IUR) or Denial of Inpatient Services Related to a Hospice Terminal Diagnosis MM8273
8358 2014-01-31 Additional Data Reporting Requirements for Hospice Claims MM8358
8569 2014-02-05 Enforcement of the 5 day Payment Limit for Respite Care Under the Hospice Medicare Benefit
8620 2014-02-06 CWF Editing for Vaccines Furnished at Hospice - Correction
8727 2014-05-01 Updates and Clarifications to the Hospice Policy Chapter of the Benefit Policy Manual MM8727
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