CMS Finalizes FY2019 Hospice Payment, Quality Updates

On August 1, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized regulations first proposed in late April regarding Medicare Program:  FY 2019 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update and Hospice Quality Reporting Requirements (CMS-1692-F).  Unlike has been the case in recent years, the FY 2019 proposed rule did not reflect major policy…