Attention Hospices: CMS To Reissue CR 9114

Last week, NAHC received notification from staff at CMS that CMS plans to reissue Change Request (CR) 9114. The reissue is in response to concerns and questions many have raised about the requirement that hospices include the name and National Provider Identifier (NPI) number of the attending physicians on the patient’s election statement. NAHC has previously expressed concerns to CMS about the original language and sought clarification after it was released.

From NAHC:

The following is the previously issued language to be revised:

“Information identifying the attending physician recorded on the election statement should provide enough detail so that it is clear which physician or Nurse Practitioner (NP) was designated as the attending physician. This must include, but is not limited to, the attending physician’s name and NPI number.”

Here is the revised language:

“Information identifying the attending physician recorded on the election statement should provide enough detail so that it is clear which physician or Nurse Practitioner (NP) was designated as the attending physician.  This information should include, but is not limited to, the attending physician’s full name, office address, NPI number, or any other detailed information to clearly identify the attending physician.”

Click here for more information from NAHC.

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