CMS Finalizes Application of Post-Acute Transfer Policy to Early Hospital Discharges to Hospice

As referenced previously, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 included a provision under which certain “early” hospital discharges to hospice care will be paid at a per diem daily rate in lieu of the full diagnosis-related group (DRG) rate beginning October 1, 2018.  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provided insights into its…