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  • The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule (CMS-1652-F) that will update the Medicare hospice payment rates, hospice wage index, and cap amount for fiscal year (FY) 2017. As finalized, hospices will see an estimated 2.1 percent ($350 million) increase in Medicare payments for FY 2017. In addition, this rule finalizes changes to the hospice quality reporting program, including new quality measures. The final rule also describes a potential future enhanced data collection instrument as well as plans to publicly display quality measures and other hospice data beginning in the middle of 2017, and includes information regarding the Medicare Care Choices Model (MCCM).

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