NAHC Recommends Against Any Reduction, Phase-Out of Hospice Wage Index Budget Neutrality Adjustment

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) proposed phase-out of the budget neutrality adjustment in the hospice wage index “serves to create a significant risk that access to hospice services in many parts of the country will be placed in jeopardy.” That’s according to comments recently submitted on the proposal by the National Association…