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The Regulatory A to Z page is an informational tool that makes the Regulatory & Compliance Center easier to navigate. It helps you quickly find and retrieve specific information. This A to Z page includes terms to meet the needs of hospice professionals and will continue to evolve as additional topics are added.

A

ABN (Advance Beneficiary Notice)

Accessing Medicare Beneficiary Information

ADR Probe Edits and Medicare Appeals Process

Advance Care Planning

Aggregate Cap

Assisted Living Facility

Audit Types and Sources

Attestation

Authentication of Clinical Record Entries and Signatures

B

Bereavement

Billing & Reimbursement

C

Caps

Care Plan Oversight

Certificate of Need

Certification of Terminal Illness (CTI)/ Recertification

Certification/Recertification Attestation Requirements

CFR 418 Subpart A-General Provisions and Definitions  Sections 418.1-418.3

CFR 418 Subpart B –  Eligibility, Election & Duration of Benefits  Sections 418.20-418.30

CFR 418 Subpart C – Conditions of Participation: Patient Care

CFR 418 Subpart D:  Conditions of Participation: Organizational Environment Section 418.100-418.116

CFR 418 Subpart F:  Covered Services  Section 418.200-418.205

CFR 418 Subpart G:  Payment for Hospice Care  Section 418.301-418.311

CFR 418 Subpart H:  Coinsurance  Section 418.400-419.405

CGS

Change Requests

Change (transfer) of designated hospice provider

Chapter 11 – Claims Processing Manual – Hospice Chapter

Claims

CMS – Medicare Hospice Regulations

CMS HIPAA Eligibility Transaction System (HETs)

CMS Hospice Center

CMS Manuals

CMS Claims Processing Manual – Chapter 11 – Hospice

CMS Regulations

CMS Survey and Certification

Comment Letters

Complaints

Compliance for Hospices

Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT)

Continuous Home Care

Conditions of Participation

Cost Report (Hospice)

D

Determining Terminal Prognosis

Discharge from Hospice Services

Discharge/Revocations/Transfers

Drug Disposal Laws and Regulations

Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Office of Diversion Control

Drugs and Medications

E

Election of hospice

Electronic Signature

Eligibility

Emergency Preparedness

F

Face-to-Face Encounters

FEMA

Filing Complaints

Fraud and Abuse

G

General Inpatient Care (GIP)

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

H

HIPAA

Hospice Cost Report

Hospice Eligibility Requirements

Hospice in Facilities

Hospice Regulations

Hospice Survey and Certification

I

ICD10

Inpatient Cap

Inpatient Respite Care

Interdisciplinary Team (IDT)

Interpretive Guidelines

L

LCDs

Levels of Care

Locations of Care

M

MAC (Medicare Administrative Contractor)

Medicaid Hospice Statutes

Medicaid Rates

Medicaid Wage Index

Medical Reviews

Medicare Hospice Conditions of Participation

Medicare Hospice Statutes

Medicare Rates

Medicare Wage Index

N

National Government Services (NGS)

NHPCO Communications with CMS and other Entities

Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities

Notice of Election

Notice of Non-Medicare Coverage (NONMC)

Nurse Aide Registries

Nurse Practitioner Billing

Nurse Pronouncement of Death

Nursing Homes or Nursing Facilities

Nurses/Nurse Practitioners

O

Office of Inspector General (OIG)

OIG Reports and Resources

P

Palmetto GBA (PGBA)

Part D and Hospice

Payment Error Rate Measurement (PERM)

PEPPER (Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report)

Physician Billing

Physicians and Medical Directors

Q

Q-Codes

R

RAC

Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC)

Regulations

Regulatory Alerts

Relatedness

Respite

Revocation of the Hospice Medicare Benefit

S

Signatures and documentation

Skilled Nursing Facility

Social Work State Licensing Boards (all social worker levels)

Social Workers

Spiritual Caregiver

State Boards of Nursing (all nursing levels)

State Hospice/Palliative Care Organizations

State Medical Boards (all physician levels)

State Regulations

State Survey Agencies

State-specific Resources

State Operations Manual – Interpretive Guidelines

Survey Deficiencies

Survey Readiness

T

Targeted Probe and Educate Process

Transfers

Traveling Patient Toolkit

U

Unified Program Integrity Contractor (UPIC)

V

Volunteers

W

Wage Index – Medicare

Wage Index – Medicaid

Z

Zone Program Integrity Contractor (ZPIC)