IN FOCUS: The FY2015 Hospice Payment Rule Part 2 – Addition of Attending Physician to Hospice Election Form and Change of Designated Attending Physician

On Friday, August 22, 2014, the final rule governing hospice payment for fiscal year (FY) 2015 – Medicare Program; FY 2015 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update; Hospice Quality Reporting Requirements and Process and Appeals for Part D Payment for Drugs for Beneficiaries Enrolled in Hospice– was printed in the Federal Register.  The rule…