TITLE

MAC Cracks Down On Claims For Long-Stay Hospice Patients

PUB. DATE
May 2012
SOURCE
Eli's Home Care Week;5/21/2012, Vol. 21 Issue 19, p147
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the move of the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) Cigna Government Services LLC (CGS) to review the payments of the long-stay hospice patients in the U.S. It states that the CGS found out that medical reviewers are getting tougher on long-stay patient claims. The result also indicates that majority of the denials received by providers were related to the six-month terminal prognosis.
ACCESSION #
77245506

 

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