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Learn What’s New for Fiscal Year 2024

Hospice Open Door Forum

On November 29, 2023, CMS hosted a Hospice Open Door Forum call. On that call, several questions were asked regarding the new requirements for marriage and family therapists and mental health counselors that became effective January 1, 2024. The "Hospice Open Door Forum Questions and Answers (PDF)" are offered as a resource to stakeholders.


CMS issued a FY 2024 Hospice Payment Rate Update final rule to update hospice payments and the aggregate cap amount. See a summary of final provisions effective October 1, 2023.

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.

Contact Us

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

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09/28/2023 11:31 AM