MedPAC Recommends Cut in Hospice Base Payments for FY2020

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has recommended to the U.S. Congress a two percent reduction in hospice base payments for fiscal year 2020 in its 2019 Report to Congress. This is in line with what NAHC expected and previously reported. Given recent historical data trends, implementation of the MedPAC recommendation for FY2020 would result…