HAA/NAHC Comments On Proposed Hospice Changes

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed changes to the Medicare hospice program including proposed modifications to the face-to-face encounter requirements, plans for addressing the methodology for calculating a hospice’s annual aggregate cap, and the agency’s plans for initiating quality reporting for hospices. (NAHC Report, April 29, 2011; May 2, 2011 and May…