NAHC Comments on Proposed Hospice Payment, Quality Rule for FY2019

Late April 27, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) posted the proposed FY2019 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update and Hospice Quality Reporting Requirements. In accordance with current law, the rule allows for a 1.8 percent increase in hospice payments, which equates to an increase of $340 million in hospice outlays; it also updates the…