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A July 24 CMS briefing sent a firm reminder to hospices and other Medicare providers.
Facilities that will be submitting reconsideration requests to CMS for the FY 2020 Annual Payment Update (APU) for Hospice, SNF, and LTCH or Annual Increase Factor (AIF) for IRF Quality Reporting Programs (QRPs) are reminded that any documentation submitted for review that includes protected health information (PHI) will not be accepted, nor reviewed for reconsideration.
Please redact any PHI prior to sending by completely removing all PHI from supporting documentation. If any of the documents included in a reconsideration request contain PHI, the entire request will be rejected and your reconsideration will not be reviewed. Facilities are encouraged to carefully review all supporting materials to ensure all PHI has been removed.
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