On July 31, CMS released the FY 2020 Hospice Final Rule. Highlights include:
- 2.6% payment update ($520 million)
- Finalized rebasing of the CHC, GIP and IRC per diem payment rates in a budget neutral manner via a small reduction to the RHC rates
- Finalized modification of the hospice election statement addendum beginning FY 2021, to include listing items, services and drugs that the hospice has determined to be unrelated to the terminal illness and related conditions
Access CMS’s Fact Sheet here.
For more information, read Casamba’s summary of the Final Rule.