CMS Issues Hospice Payment Update of 2.6 Percent for FY 2011

On Friday, July 23 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued Transmittal 2004/Change Request 7077 containing hospice payment rates for fiscal year (FY) 2011. The transmittal also contains “Business Requirements” and “Provider Education” tables showing responsibilities of CMS and the Medicare contractors regarding certain billing and provider outreach requirements. FY 2010 Hospice Payment…