Wednesday, December 1, 2021
HomeLatest NewsPost-Acute NewsCMS issues hospice final rule for 2019

CMS issues hospice final rule for 2019

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that will become effective Oct.1 updating Medicare’s hospice payment rates, wage index and quality reporting requirements for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The final rule will also increase the aggregate hospice payments and the statutory annual cap by 1.8 percent from FY 2018 levels. For hospice providers not participating in hospice quality reporting, the hospice payment update for FY 2019 is -0.2 percent

The rule implements a Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 provision recognizing physician assistants as attending physicians for hospice beneficiaries effective Jan. 1, 2019.

A summary of the final rule can be found here.

Stay Connected

Unified Voice Newsletter

Events This Month

december

01dec11:00 am12:00 pmPrice Transparency and the No Surprise Act11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST Event Type :Education Events,Webinar

03dec8:00 am3:00 pmAdvances in Pediatric NeuroscienceVirtual Conference8:00 am - 3:00 pm CST Event Type :Community Events,Education Events

07dec1:00 pm2:00 pmOpioids and Treatment Services in South DakotaWebinar1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST Event Type :Education Events,Webinar

08dec11:00 am12:00 pmPAMA Lab Test Private Payor Rate Reporting—What Clinical Labs Need to Know Now to Avoid Future PenaltiesSDAHO Webinar11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST Event Type :Education Events,Webinar

08dec12:00 pm1:00 pmThe Importance of Multidisciplinary Teams - How Project Firstline Can Support Your Facility’s Infection Prevention and Control Training NeedsAHA Webinar12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST Event Type :Education Events,Webinar

X


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: SDAHO, 3708 W Brooks Place, Sioux Falls, SD, 57106, http://sdaho.org. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact