Hospice Association of America Provides Perspectives on Hospice Payment “Status Report”

As part of an April 29, 2013 release, “Proposed Rule: Medicare Program;FY2014 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update; Hospice Quality Reporting Requirements; and Updates on Payment Reform” (CMS-1499-P), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) included information about progress to date on research to develop a new hospice payment system – including discussion…