MedPAC Endorses 1 Percent Hospice Update for Fiscal 2012

As foreshadowed by discussions at its December 2010 meeting (NAHC Report, 12/3/10), members of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) last Friday voted to recommend to Congress that hospice payments receive a 1 percent update for fiscal year (FY) 2012. By comparison, hospices received a net 1.8 percent market basket update for FY 2011, taking…