The Final FY2021 Hospice Payment Rule and Election Statement/Addendum Requirements
Thursday, August 6, 2020
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Eastern
On Friday, July 31, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final FY2021 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update. In addition to information regarding the payment rates for the coming year, CMS included details and model forms for use in the forthcoming requirement that hospices modify their patient election statements and offer an addendum to patients and others outlining conditions, treatments, services and medications that the patient receives that will not be covered by the hospice by virtue of them being unrelated to the hospice terminal prognosis.
This webinar will provide insights into the contents of the payment rule — including payment rates and wage index changes as well as a deep dive into the election statement and addendum requirements, including important guidance on next steps essential to ensuring timely compliance with these substantial new requirements for hospice providers.
You will receive a recording of the webinar if you register even if you cannot attend the webinar in real time.
- Theresa M. Forster, VP for Hospice Policy & Programs, National Association for Home Care & Hospice
- Katie Wehri, Director of Regulatory Affairs for Home Health and Hospice, National Association for Home Care & Hospice