CMS Proposes Changes to Hospice Face-to-Face Encounter Requirements, Outlines Preliminary Plans for Hospice Quality Reporting

Late April 28, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule seeking comment on elements that would impact several key areas of interest to hospice organizations, including: Fiscal year (FY) 2012 hospice wage index values; A projected net average hospice payment update of 2.3 percent; Changes to the hospice aggregate cap…