CMS Transmittal Finalizes Medicare FY2019 Hospice Payment Rates, Cap, Wage Index and Pricer

Last week the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued Transmittal 4086/Change Request 10631, “Update to Hospice Payment Rates, Hospice Cap, Hospice Wage Index and Hospice Pricer for FY 2019.”  The Transmittal  confirms Medicare payment rates and the aggregate Cap value ($29,205.44) applicable to dates of service beginning on October 1, 2018 through September 30,…