Hospice Hot Topic: The Medicare Hospice Beneficiary Election Statement
It is imperative that hospice providers understand the federal Medicare requirements and mandatory medical record documentation to support coverage. For instance, the local contact information for the BFCC-QIO is one of the required elements of the Medicare Hospice Beneficiary Election Statement.
Generic information within the QIO contact portion of the Hospice Beneficiary Election Statement may result in a medical record denial. National Government Services has multiple educational YouTube videos regarding hospice documentation and billing, as well as information regarding the BFCC-QIO requirements within the Hospice Beneficiary Election Statement. These short videos are free and include very detailed information such as the required elements of the Hospice Beneficiary Election Statement. Please share this information with your clinical and billing staff to ensure appropriate information is included within your medical record documentation and avoid claim denials:
- Hospice Levels of Care: Billing (YouTube)
- Hospice Transfers & Revocations (YouTube)
- Medicare Hospice Election Statement (YouTube)