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.