FY2020 Hospice Medicare and Medicaid Base Rates at a Glance

–Hospice Medicare FY2020 Pricer Now Available Beginning October 1, 2019, hospice base payment rates will increase by 2.6 percent, as published in the final FY2020 Hospice Payment Rule.  As a reminder, those rates reflect the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) decision to rebase payment rates (thereby increasing payments) for Continuous Home Care (CHC),…

CMS Finalizes FY2020 Hospice Payment Update at 2.6 Percent, Rebases GIP, IRC, CHC Rates

–Delays Election Statement, Addendum Requirements Until FY2021 — NAHC will broadcast a webinar to explain the FY2020 Hospice Payment Rule from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Eastern on Thursday, August 8, 2019. It is free to everyone so REGISTER NOW! On Wednesday, July 31, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted its…

CMS FY2020 Hospice Payment Rule Rebases RHC, GIP and IRC; Imposes New “Transparency” Requirements

  –2.7% Payment Update and Wage Index Changes Part of Significant Rule Changes On Friday, April 19, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted its proposed FY2020 payment rule titled, “Medicare Program; FY 2020 Hospice Wage Index and Payment rate Update and Hospice Quality Reporting Requirements”.  Comments on the rule will be…