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CMS finalizes updates to the wage index and payment rates for the Medicare Hospice Benefit for FY 2019

On August 1, CMS issued a final rule (CMS-1692-F) that updates fiscal year (FY) 2019 Medicare payment rates and the wage index for hospices serving Medicare beneficiaries.
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Final Fiscal Year 2017 Payment and Policy Changes for the Medicare Hospice Benefit (CMS-1652-F)

On July 29, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule outlining fiscal year (FY) 2017 Medicare payment rates and wage index and the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (QRP) for hospices serving Medicare beneficiaries.
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CMS Proposes Updates to the Wage Index and Payment Rates for the Medicare Hospice Benefit

On April 21, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule (CMS-1652-P) that would update fiscal year (FY) 2017 Medicare payment rates and the wage index for hospices serving Medicare beneficiaries.
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Medicare Care Choices Model awards

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is conducting the Medicare Care Choices Model (MCCM) to provide beneficiaries, and their caregivers and providers, with greater flexibility when facing a life-limiting illness. MCCM provides Medicare beneficiaries who qualify for the Medicare hospice benefit, (and dually eligible beneficiaries who may qualify for the Medicaid hospice benefit in their state), the option to receive supportive care services typically furnished under the Medicare hospice benefit, while continuing to receive care from other Medicare providers for their terminal condition.
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CMS proposes adoption of updated Life Safety Code

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced a proposed rule on the adoption of updated life safety code (LSC) that CMS would use in its ongoing work to ensure the health and safety of all patients, family and staff in every provider and supplier setting.
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FINAL WAGE INDEX CHANGES FOR MEDICARE HOSPICES INCREASE FY 2012 PAYMENTS BY 2.5%

Hospices serving people with Medicare will see a 2.5 percent increase in their Medicare payments for fiscal year (FY) 2012, according to a final regulation released today by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
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