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CMS Proposes Hospice Payment And Cap Increase

By Dorothy Mills-Gregg / April 8, 2021 at 7:01 PM
While CMS limited its annual hospice payment policies last year to essential policies due to the pandemic, the agency recommends a slew of changes in its proposed fiscal year 2022 hospice pay policies: make a COVID-19 waiver permanent, make several changes to the Hospice Quality Reporting Program and revise the labor shares. CMS’ proposal released Thursday (April 8) would increase payments in fiscal 2022 by 2.3%, or $530 million, but like last year, providers not meeting the quality reporting requirements...


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