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Hospice 2020 Final Payment Rule & Quality Update


The FY2020 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update and Hospice Quality Reporting Requirements brought changes of great interest. These range from wage index updates, to rebasing the level of care rates, to election statement changes. This session will analyze the changes and comments that were sent in between the proposed and final rules to provide insight into the current state and future of hospice. The Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) is continuously being massaged and current updates will be reviewed during this webinar.


* CMS hospice rebasing rate updates and implications for future payment
* Evaluation of activities to align hospices with post-acute-care providers
* CMS’s continuing concerns and analysis of hospice data shared by CMS, MedPAC, and others
* CAHPS Hospice Survey update for the future
* Expansion of the hospice quality reporting program

TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT - Reference guide to updates for hospice election statement content

Event Type:
August 29
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CST
Melinda A. Gaboury, CEO
Hosted By:
Essential Education Webinar Network