MedPAC calls for 20 Percent Cut to Hospice Aggregate Cap

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has recommended to Congress that Medicare base payment rates for hospice for Fiscal Year 2022 remain at current levels and to cut the hospice aggregate cap by 20 percent. In addition, MedPAC recommended that the aggregate cap be wage adjusted. MedPAC’s chapter on hospice services explores the latest data…

Survey Reforms & Other Significant Changes for Hospice

The Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021 was passed at the end of December 2020, contains numerous provisions applicable to all provider types and some that are hospice-specific. (See this NAHC Report for earlier news & analysis on the subject.) Below is a detailed summary of the hospice-specific provisions in date order, as appropriate, and any additional information…

MedPAC Recommends Hospice Payment Freeze, Cap Cut for FY2022

Recommendations will advance to Congress As NAHC Report anticipated, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), an advisory body to Congress, met this week to finalize payment and policy recommendations that will be incorporated in its annual March Report to Congress.  Among the items MedPAC acted on were payment recommendations for the hospice sector in fiscal year (FY)…