FY2022 Hospice Medicare and Medicaid Base Rates at a Glance

Hospice Medicare FY2022 Pricer Now Available Beginning October 1, 2021, hospice base payment rates will increase by two percent, as published in the final FY2022 Hospice Payment Rule. As is customary, the Medicaid program waits until Medicare rates are finalized to issue guidance on the applicable corresponding hospice payment rates. The Medicaid Financial Management Group…

Hospices: Is Your Cap Report Good to Go?

As referenced previously, Medicare-participating hospice programs have until Thursday, February 28, 2019, to calculate and transmit their 2018 Aggregate Cap report to their Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC), along with any Cap liability (if one exists).  If the MAC does not receive the hospice’s completed report by the due date of February 28, 2019, the MAC…

CMS Transmittal Finalizes Medicare FY2019 Hospice Payment Rates, Cap, Wage Index and Pricer

Last week the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued Transmittal 4086/Change Request 10631, “Update to Hospice Payment Rates, Hospice Cap, Hospice Wage Index and Hospice Pricer for FY 2019.”  The Transmittal  confirms Medicare payment rates and the aggregate Cap value ($29,205.44) applicable to dates of service beginning on October 1, 2018 through September 30,…