Hospice Provider and Medicare Part D Walk-through

  • 24 Jul 2018
  • 9:00 AM
  • Webinar

In recent years the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and other policymakers have been closely tracking spending under Medicare Parts A, B and D while a patient is on a hospice election out of concern that these programs may be inappropriately covering items and services connected to the hospice terminal condition and any related conditions. Spending outside of hospice under Parts A and B has diminished over the past five years, but spending under Part D increased during 2016 and 2017.

In an effort to improve understanding of the interaction of hospice coverage for drugs and Medicare Part D, the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs’ Hospice Task Group (of which the National Association for Home Care & Hospice and other hospice and part D stakeholders are members) is developing FREE education on this important topic. The first such educational offering is scheduled as follows:

Presenter: Mary Perez, Medicare Part D Senior Systems Analyst, Enrollment for Magellan Rx Management and Nancy Bridgman, Director of Medical Billing for Remedi SeniorCare

Attendees of the webinar will:

  • Learn how the hospice provider helps the beneficiary start their hospice journey with Medicare Part A;
  • Understand the communication processes with CMS and the Medicare Part D plan;
  • Understand the financial responsibility for medications in hospice care;
    • Hospice Medication Coverage,
    • Medicare Part D payment for drugs for patients enrolled in hospice,
    • Retroactivity; and
  • Review the hospice Information for Medicare Part D Plans form, also known as A3, used to facilitate communication between Medicare Part D plans, hospices, prescribers, and pharmacists who serve beneficiaries enrolled in hospice.

Registration: The webinar is free of charge, but registration is required.  Register today to understand how to make the transition to hospice care easier for caregivers and patients.

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