The FINAL FY2020 Hospice Payment Rule and Implications for Hospice Practice

When:
August 8, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
2019-08-08T13:00:00-04:00
2019-08-08T14:00:00-04:00

The FINAL FY2020 Hospice Payment Rule and Implications for Hospice Practice

Thursday, August 8, 2019 from 1:00 to 2:00 Eastern

The FY2020 hospice payment rule issued in late April proposed several policy changes that, if finalized, have the potential to dramatically impact hospice finances and operations. They included:

  • Rebasing” of General Inpatient Care (GIP), Inpatient Respite (IRC) and Continuous Home Care (CHC) rates and a 2.71 percent reduction in Routine Home Care (RHC) rates
  • Expansions to the hospice election statement and creation of an election statement addendum outlining items and services that are “unrelated” to the terminal illness and related conditions
  • Elimination of the one-year “lag” in data used for the wage index
  • Updates to the Hospice Quality Reporting Program and future plans for Hospice Compare

As part of this webinar, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice’s (NAHC) experts will provide in-depth information and key “takeaways” on elements of the FINAL FY2020 hospice payment rule, as well as a greater understanding of the implications that these changes may have for hospice patients, providers, and the Medicare hospice benefit generally.

Program Faculty:

  • Theresa M. Forster, Vice President for Hospice Policy & Programs, NAHC
  • Katie Wehri, Director, Home Care & Hospice Regulatory Affairs, NAHC

Recording:

Recording URL: https://nahc.webex.com/nahc/onstage/playback.php?RCID=aea54cad9a8d2f8de44baae54e774d91
Link to Handout: https://www.nahc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/WebEvent_19-08-08-1400_Handout.pdf
FINAL FY2020 Hospice Payment Rule: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/08/06/2019-16583/medicare-program-fy-2020-hospice-wage-index-and-payment-rate-update-and-hospice-quality-reporting
FINAL FY2020 Hospice Wage Index Table and Provider Impact Table: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-Fee-for-Service-Payment/Hospice/Hospice-Regulations-and-Notices-Items/CMS-1714-F.html
FY2020 Hospice Final Rule WebEx Q and A: https://www.nahc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/FY2020-Hospice-Final-Rule-Webex-QandA.pdf

 

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