Category Archives: Hospice Documentation

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Critical Steps in Hospice Medication Reporting

Critical Steps in Hospice Medication Reporting

As it examines new reimbursement models, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is looking closely at medication reporting by hospices. Although hospices are not currently being reimbursed separately for medications given, CMS is keen to gather data on … Continue Reading

OIG Study Faults GIP Hospice Stays

OIG Watching Hospice General Inpatient Stays

For the second time this year, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) has focused on hospice general inpatient (GIP) stays. For most hospice organizations, this report did not shed light on any new gotcha’s. Hospices know the importance of defensible … Continue Reading

Enhanced Medication Reconciliation Part of Software Upgrade

Medication Reconciliation

McKesson Homecare™ and McKesson Hospice™ have been updated with new functionality that helps improve medication management. Medication reconciliation has been in the news recently, the result of a Kaiser Health News analysis of Medicare inspection records that identified more than … Continue Reading

Making the Right Connection Can Help Referrals

Home Care Referrals Made Easy with McKesson Homecare Connect

How valuable are your referring physicians and hospitals to your home care organization? If general trends hold true for home care marketing, the correct answer is very valuable. Research from an online marketing firm shows that referred customers have a … Continue Reading

New ICD-10 Codes on the Way

New ICD-10 Codes Coming Soon

If you thought your coders could breathe a sigh of relief after transitioning to ICD-10 and its 68,000 codes in October, you may need to think again. In March the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers … Continue Reading