CMS, NAHC Seek Input on Hospice Proposed Rule

As reported in the April 22, 2016 NAHC Report, CMS released the Medicare Program; FY2017 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update and Hospice Quality Reporting Requirements (CMS-1652-P), the proposed payment and policy rule for the Medicare hospice benefit for fiscal year (FY) 2017. Since the FY2016 rule contained significant payment refinements and other payment-related…