NewsLine - January 2013 - (Page 32)

Tip of the Month Three Ways to Stay Current S taying up to speed in the ever-changing world of hospice regulations and compliance with them has never been more essential—but it’s also no easy task. How We Help Small but mighty, the NHPCO Compliance team tracks CMS’s proposed rules and transmittals; claims processing issues; interpretations of regulations; the program integrity audits of all contractors, OIG reports and work plans; FI/MAC activity; LCDs and disease requirements; state Medicaid activity; FDA/DEA activity; and more. Three Ways We Share What You Need to Know Regulatory Alerts These Alerts, which are generally one-to-two page communications, call attention to essential, late-breaking news. They are emailed to members, with copies also posted in the Regulatory Center of the NHPCO website. NewsBriefs NHPCO’s weekly e-newsletter, NewsBriefs, is another way to learn about timely compliance changes and issues. NewsBriefs is emailed to members every Thursday afternoon, but all issues are also posted on the NHPCO website. Regulatory Round-Up This multi-page communication recaps the news that was shared in recent Regulatory Alerts and NewsBriefs, along with links to other applicable resources. It is emailed to members on a monthly or bimonthly basis, depending on need, and all issues are posted on the NHPCO website. 32 NewsLine

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NewsLine - January 2013

New Strategic Plan to Guide Us Forward
Highlights From 2012
New NHPCO Website
Meet MLC’s Stellar Plenary Speakers
The Voice of NCHPP
Social Work Leadership—a Resource to be Tapped
My.NHPCO: A Great Resource for SWs
Get the NHPCO Edge (display ad)
How Can I Help Hospice? (display ad)
Compliance Tip
A Special Thanks to Our Guest Authors
Videos Worth Watching
News From NHF

NewsLine - January 2013