2023 FINAL RULES hospice


An Analysis and Commentary on Federal Health Care Issues by Larry Goldberg

CMS Posts Final FY 2023 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have issued a final rule updating the hospice payment rates, wage index and aggregate cap amount for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023. In addition, the rule updates the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) including the Hospice Outcomes and Patient Evaluation tool; an update on Quality Measures (QMs) that will be in effect in FY 2023 for the HQRP and future QMs; updates to the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems, and Hospice Survey Mode Experiment. 

A copy of the 90-page rule is at: 
https://public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2022-16214.pdf. Publication is scheduled for July 29.

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