Proposed CMS Transfer Policy from Hospitals to Hospice Has Problems

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The National Association of Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has written a letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma, objecting to the proposed mechanism of the CMS plan to impose its post-acute transfer policy to hospice, beginning October 1, 2018. As a quick reminder, under the post-acute transfer policy, certain […]

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FY2019 Hospital Rule Sheds Light on CMS’ Plans for “Transfers” to Hospice from Hospital Setting, Helps Forecast Hospice Payment Update

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The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has been monitoring release of two Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 payment rules that have implications for hospice programs – the FY2019 Hospice Payment Rule — because it is expected to provide, among other items, estimates of hospice payment rates for the coming year, as well as […]

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