The proposed rule went on display at the Office of the Federal Register’s Public Inspection Desk on April 21, 2016, and will be available until the regulation is published on April 28, 2016. The comment period ends on June 20, 2016. See CMS-1652-P in the “Related Links” section below.
The proposed rule will update fiscal year (FY) 2017 Medicare payment rates and the wage index for hospices serving Medicare beneficiaries. The proposed hospice payment rule reflects the ongoing efforts of CMS to support beneficiary access to hospice care and will also include information on the Hospice Quality Reporting Program.