New CMS reporting requirements for pharmacy claims incorporated into ProCare HospiceCare's product offering
February 5, 2014 (Newswire) - Change Request 8358 issued by the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) created additional reporting requirements for hospices on certain pharmacy items.
Voluntary reporting of these additional elements commenced January 1, 2014. Mandatory submission goes into effect April 1, 2014. To support both the voluntary and mandatory reporting, ProCare HospiceCare includes the additional CMS required data elements and line item details as part of its standard reporting package provided to clients.
"At ProCare HospiceCare, our mandate is to meet the needs of our client base. Accordingly, we are pleased to be able to help our clients meet the new CMS reporting requirements as part of our standard pharmacy spend management product offering," states Raeanna Lewarne, RPh, PharmD, BCPS, Vice President of Clinical Operations and Hospice Sales.
ProCare HospiceCare helps you put patients and families first by providing customized pharmacy solutions based on a local pharmacy network. Our easy-to-use program will reduce medication costs while allowing you to maintain your current providers. We are driven by a passion for patient care along with online, real-time prescription claims processing expertise and user-friendly reporting that hospices want and need for CMS auditing.
If you are currently contracted with your pharmacy benefit manager under a per diem model, you should contact ProCare HospiceCare immediately to see how the upcoming Medicare changes may affect you.
Contact us at: 800-377-1037 or www.ProCareHospiceCare.com
The specific requirements for prescription medications in CR 8358 can be found on www.cms.gov