IN FOCUS: The FY2015 Hospice Payment Rule — Gear Up for Policy Changes! Part 1 — Timeframes for Filing of NOE/NOTR

Late Monday, August 4, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule governing hospice payment for fiscal year (FY) 2015: Medicare Program; FY 2015 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update; HospiceQuality Reporting Requirements and Process and Appeals for Part D Payment for Drugs for Beneficiaries Enrolled in Hospice.  PLEASE NOTE:…