Memo on October 2020 NGS Hospice Advisory Meeting Updates

Situation Report | October 13, 2020

HCA participated last week in a hospice advisory meeting with the state’s Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC), National Government Services (NGS), which yielded important technical updates for the hospice membership.

The purpose of the meeting (for provider representatives in Jurisdiction 6) is to discuss important MAC issues, information or developments, and for HCA and colleagues to raise questions or concerns on behalf of our hospice membership. HCA has prepared a detailed memo with updates from the meeting.

These updates include: audit and reimbursement issues, the resumption of medical review activities and expectations for service-specific reviews, Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) results, NGS education, and more.