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[UPDATED] CMS Releases FY 2021 Hospice Proposed Rule

[UPDATED] CMS Releases FY 2021 Hospice Proposed Rule

On April 10, 2020, CMS released the fiscal year 2021 Hospice Proposed Rule which updates payment rates and the wage index for hospices serving Medicare beneficiaries. Under this proposed rule, hospices would see a 2.6% increase in Medicare payments in FY 2021. In addition, the rule provides examples of the hospice election statement and addendum to reflect the changes finalized in the FY 2020 final rule. The comment period for the FY 2021 Hospice Proposed Rule closes June 9, 2020.

For more information, access the CMS Fact Sheet.

Access the Proposed Rule.

Access Casamba’s FY 2021 Hospice Proposed Rule Summary.

Holly Hester

Holly Hester is Casamba’s Senior Vice President of Compliance & Education, as well as the Compliance Officer. She provides regulatory guidance and interpretation, clinical programming and content development, education and training steerage, and compliance support for the company. As a physical therapist for more than 20 years, Holly has multi-venue clinical and management experience, giving her a unique perspective on the integration of compliance and training with therapy service delivery and clinical practice.
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