CMS Releases Final FY2018 Hospice Payment Rule, Wage Index

On Tuesday, August 1, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted Medicare Program; FY 2018 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update and Hospice Quality Reporting Requirements Final Rule online; the rule is scheduled to be printed in the Federal Register on August 4, 2017.  While the rule did contain requests for…