Hospice Final Rule for Payment/Wage Index Published in the Federal Register
CMS also published Change Request 8877 that details implementing various hospice policy changes
The final rule for hospice payment/wage index was recently published today in the Federal Register and is now available online here.
In addition to the Hospice Final Rule being published in the Federal Register – codifying the rule for implementation – CMS has issued Change Request 8877, which was referenced during the recent Open Door Forum and will provide additional detail about implementation of various forthcoming hospice policy changes, including the NOE/NOTR and diagnosis coding on claims.
Change Request 8877 is available on the CMS website here.
Included in this CR is a list of diagnosis codes that, when used as a principal diagnosis on hospice claims, will result in the claim being returned to provider. NAHC’s affiliate Hospice Association of America is currently doing a comprehensive evaluation of the Change Request, and will share its findings in a future issue of NAHC Report.
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