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CMS Outlines Hospice Utilization and Payment Findings

Posted on Monday, January 11, 2016 10:35 AM

CMS posted the December 2015 Technical Report that outlined the CMS hospice utilization and hospice payment details for hospice payment reform decisions. The details can be found in the prelude to the FY2016 payment rule. Both reports were completed by Abt Associates. The 2015 Technical Report findings explained the total Medicare utilization by hospice beneficiaries. Additionally, the Hospice Final Rule stated that hospices are required to provide nearly all care needed for terminally ill patients. To see the full article, click here.

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