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FY2020 Hospice Medicare and Medicaid Base Rates at a Glance

Posted on Monday, August 19, 2019 3:37 AM

Starting on October 1, 2019, hospice base payments will increase by 2.5 percent, that rate reflects CMS’ decision to rebase payment rates for Continuous Home Care (CHC), Inpatient Respite Care (IRC), and General Inpatient Care (GIP) to better reflect costs as calculated using FY2017 freestanding hospice cost Here are the new rates for FY2020

FY 2020 Medicare Hospice Payment Rates under MEDICARE and MEDICAID*


FY2020 MEDICARE Payment Rate


Payment Rate

Routine Home Care

(days 1-60)





Routine Home Care

(days 61+)





Continuous Home


Full Rate = 24 hours



($58.15 hourly rate)



($58.17 hourly rate)

Inpatient Respite






General Inpatient






Source: NAHC

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