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Part B Insider (Multispecialty) Coding Alert

Hospice:

Look for Updated Hospice Attending Physician Rules

Tip: Make sure your election form includes language indicating patient choice. If you fail to follow new requirements about documenting the attending physician for hospice patients, you could forfeit the payment for that patient — and court survey deficiencies to boot. In the 2015 final rule for hospice payment, CMS sets out two new requirements for hospices regarding attending physicians: [...]