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Submit Comments by May 31 - Fiscal Year 2023 Proposed Rule

CMS issued a Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Hospice Payment Rate Update proposed rule to update Medicare hospice payments, wage index, quality reporting  programs, and policies. See a summary of key provisions.  Proposals include:

  • Routine annual rate setting changes resulting in a 2.7% increase in payments for FY 2023
  • Permanent 5% cap on negative wage index changes
  • Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) updates including the new Hospice Outcomes and Patient Evaluation Tool, quality measures for FY 2023, and a Request for Information to inform future efforts related to health equity and the HQRP

We encourage you to review the rule, and submit formal comments by May 31, 2022. 

Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) Model: Hospice Benefit Component

As of January 1, 2021, participating Medicare Advantage Organizations can include the Medicare hospice benefit in their Part A benefits package. Visit the Hospice Benefit Component webpage for more information.

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For questions about hospice payment policy, send your inquiry via email to: hospicepolicy@cms.hhs.gov

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