Archives: 2019, September

FY2020 Hospice Final Rule: Changes to Hospice Reimbursement

By Leslie Heagy, RN, COS-C / Posted on: September 10, 2019

The rule rebases the continuous home care, general inpatient care and the inpatient respite care per diem payment rates in a budget-neutral manner to more accurately align Medicare payments with the cost of providing care. In addition, the rule modifies the election statement by requiring an addendum that includes information aimed at increasing coverage transparency for patients under a hospice election. Finally, this rule includes changes to the Hospice Quality Reporting Program.