CMS Proposes Eliminating 75% of Hospice BNAF in FY 2010

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule to update the Medicare Hospice Wage Index for fiscal year (FY) 2010 on April 22, 2009. The proposal includes the anticipated 75% cut in the budget neutrality adjustment factor (BNAF) from the wage index (NAHC Report, Feb. 27). CMS is also seeking comments…