Hospice Update: Q&As Posted on CMS’ Hospice Center, State Operations Manual Chapter 2 Gets Minor Changes

On a periodic basis, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updates questions and answers (Q&As) related to hospice on its Hospice Center at www.cms.gov/center/hospice.asp. Since early December, three Q&As have been modified or updated; they are provided below. Also, in order to make some minor modifications, CMS replaced an October 2010 transmittal regarding changes relevant…