CMS Releases Updated Manual Guidance for the Hospice Election Statement and Addendum

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, Chapter 9 to reflect changes to the hospice election statement and the new election statement addendum.  CMS Transmittal 10437/Change Request (CR) 12015 revises the Manual to include the following:  In the fiscal year (FY) 2020 Hospice final rule (84 FR 38484),…

NAHC Hospice Election Statement & Addendum Survey

Take this important survey now! The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update and Quality Reporting Update (final rule) an implementation date of October 1, 2020 for the modified election statement and election statement addendum requirements. NAHC and other stakeholders have…

MedPAC Supports Hospice Rebasing, Election/Addendum Requirements in FY2020 Proposed Rule

While the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) serves principally as an advisory body to the Congress, its role in oversight of Medicare payment policy means that it maintains an interest in annual payment and policy rules issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).  MedPAC recently weighed in on the proposed fiscal year…