CMS Releases Updates for Hospice Payment Rates and Cap Amount

The rates will be increased by 2.1 percentage points, the total market basket percentage increase forecasted for FY 2010. However, the phased-in elimination of the hospice budget neutrality adjustment factor (BNAF) (NAHC Report, July 30) will reduce this by -0.7% (10% of the BNAF phase-out) for an increase of 1.4% in the FY 2010 hospice…