Documentation of medical necessity can be challenging for many clinicians, but is critical for proper coding and accurate reimbursement. With the onset of PDGM nationwide and Review Choice Demonstration in the five demonstration states, specific documentation is essential. This set of fillable PDF templates guides the clinician in the specifics required by the CMS and Medicare Administration Contractors.
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In a world where timelines are tighter and expectations are higher, let us help you simplify. It is customizable to your agency needs and will assist you in gathering needed documents with fewer requests for information from your already busy referral sources.
Utilize this form to give proper notification of the influenza vaccine and side effects to your patients while acquiring consent for your agency authorization to administer the vaccine.
This COVID-19 Pandemic Supplemental Checklist will serve as a guide to prepare your agency for potential surveyor requests. It is not a substitute for your current Emergency Preparedness and Infection Control plans, but an added layer to ensure safety measures are in place to protect your staff and patients.
This hospice policy includes information to establish eligibility and payment at time patient elects the hospice benefit. Updates fulfill the new requirements effective October 1, 2020.
MAC Legacy Policy & Procedure Customers: This policy is included in your manual and you do not need to purchase it separately.
If you do not have the MAC Legacy Policy & Procedure Manual, please note that upon purchasing our policy it will be your responsibility to customize it to work in conjunction with your other policies.
Download this free policy on confidentiality that has recently been updated to reflect the needs of working remotely during COVID-19. This free digital download is available in both home health & hospice formats.
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The Hospice Admission Consent and Contract for Services form has been updated to reflect the changes in Hospice Election Statement content (§ 418.24(b)) and the option to receive the Patient Notification of Hospice Non-Covered Items, Services, and Drugs addendum.
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This hospice policy outlines CMS regulatory requirements for all hospice admissions.
This updated hospice policy contains the billing requirements for new hospice patients.
This updated hospice form ensures regulatory compliance is maintained within the clinical record.
This cheat sheet outlines the five additional items required on the Hospice Election Statement and the new form, Patient Notification of Hospice Non-Covered Items, Services, and Drugs addendum. These changes go into effect for all hospice elections on or after October 1, 2020 and are conditions for payment.
This cheat sheet is available in both printed and digital download format.
This updated policy outlines the steps needed to ensure each hospice patient’s plan of care is written, maintained and established according to CMS guidelines.
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Our addendum is a time-saver and can be placed in the home with very little additional documentation as a supplement to your existing individualized plan. The content on COVID-19 is complete and you will only need personalize it with the patient name and a few other details. The agency can print these for all patients on service and the staff providing care can use it to educate the patient. Available for instant digital download.
This policy addresses home health and hospice agencies’ infection control measures specific to this disease. It contains a comprehensive guide of infection control from office workers to staff who have face-to-face contact with patients including those who are not infected and those who are known or suspected of being infected. Available for instant digital download.
Each job description includes the position title, the job classification, who they report to (if applicable), a brief summary of the work preformed, 5-10 essential functions of the job, additional responsibilities, knowledge/skills/abilities required to perform the job functions, age-related competencies, information and risk management, minimum position qualifications, preferred position qualifications, environmental conditions, and physical requirements.
This digital download letter can be used to inform your patients about COVID-19 as well as precautions they should take to remain safe. The letter is in Word format in both English and Spanish versions for agency customization of logo and contact information.
The Patient Notification of Hospice Non-Covered Items, Services, and Drugs addendum, in compliance with § 418.24(b), goes into effect October 1, 2020. Your hospice agency’s compliance is vital as this new regulation is a condition for payment. Utilize this tool not only for regulatory compliance but also as a staff teaching tool.
Use of the physician query form can be extremely helpful for agency coders to simplify the query process and get needed answers more timely without taking further time from your field staff! The importance of coding accuracy under PDGM cannot be understated. The standardized format will reduce errors, or need for further clarification, and help to avoid non-compliant or leading query requests. This query form is available in word format that can be customized with your agency information and logo.
This digital download provides details of the government issuance of BinaxNOW Rapid Testing Kits to home health and hospice agencies in the US. Fundamental information is included regarding designated usage, phone app, and coverage under the CLIA waiver.
Home care can be tricky and you simply can't afford to make mistakes. Through our auditing services, we will provide you with a snapshot of how your agency adds up in each of our specialized auditing areas. Our audit services include a private coaching session with one of our experts explaining the findings. Let MAC Legacy help you find areas for improvement and opportunity.
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Today's demands on home health/hospice administrators are greater than ever with Medicare cuts and new protocols. With a comprehensive on-site evaluation of your agency, MAC Legacy can assist in building on your staff's strengths and recognizing your weaknesses through customized training and consulting. Our experienced staff will offer solutions and recommendations that will result in improved quality of care, cost-effective strategies and increased efficiencies.
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Under the current reimbursement system, there are no margins for error. MAC Legacy the solution for accurate home care and hospice coding, sequencing, and optimal reimbursement. By partnering with an industry-leading service, your field staff and case managers will have more time to focus on quality patient care and proper documentation. Coding-To-Go gives your agency access to Certified Home Care & Hospice Coding Specialists (HCS-D & HCS-H), who are audited for accuracy.
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Welcome to the FMS Online University!
FMS Online University gives you the opportunity to choose from our ever-expanding online library. Our online education offers flexibility for your field clinicians to have access to education on demand.
FMS online training offers a comprehensive library providing training and education to most disciplines. You can choose online training to review a topic, to investigate a new specialty, or to gain in-depth knowledge. Training is rated by degree of difficulty and some are offered in a series.
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Does the majority of your staff need training? Let FMS come to you. Drawing from decades of experience, our team of experts provide onsite training in a wide variety of subject areas. This customizable education option is as cost-efficient as it is convenient.
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