CMS Issues Hospice Transmittal Updating Rates, Cap, Wage Index and Pricer for FY2016

On September 4, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued Change Request 9301/Transmittal 3345 directing Medicare’s Administrative Contractors (MACs) to apply the new payment rates for fiscal year (FY) 2016, including a single Routine Home Care (RHC) rate for care provided October 1 through December 31, 2015 and the two-tiered payment system…