Need help

How do all of you handle discharges when Hospice goes out and admits pt and
you have no idea. Most Hospice coordinate with us, so we can dc and they
can admit next day.
Our billing gets denied if they admit same day we discharge.

How does everyone else handle this?

Thank you,
Ann Stephen
Stephen's Health Care

Comments

  • Happens to us almost every time, even when we know that’s the plan and we notify them we are in there. There’s nothing you can do but DC the day before they went out with a paper DC OASIS based on last skilled visit.
    I have even spoken with the administrator of one of our local hospices because their staff seems to think the DC from home health can be same day as long as the TIME doesn’t overlap (which may be true for facilities but not home health).

  • We have experienced this with Medicare Advantage plans but not traditional Medicare. Are you seeing denial with traditional Medicare?


  • Yes. We get denied. Is there something we are not billing correctly with
    Medicare?

    On Nov 29, 2016 12:36 PM, "Monica Donald" wrote:

    We have experienced this with Medicare Advantage plans but not traditional
    Medicare. Are you seeing denial with traditional Medicare?





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