Final Regulation and Payment Rates For Hospice FY 2012 Posted

Late Friday, July 29, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted online a final regulation governing fiscal year (FY) 2012 payments for Medicare hospice providers. In addition, the regulation finalizes proposals put forth by CMS on May 9 as part of “Medicare Program; Hospice Wage Index for Fiscal Year 2012,” CMS-1355-P, Proposed Rule,…