Systems Change Scheduled to Correct Processing of Hospice Routine Home Care Payments for Patients Following Transfer


Starting in January 2016, Medicare pays two different rates for hospice services delivered at the routine home care (RHC) level of care, with a higher rate for the first 60 days of service. These 60 days are counted on a beneficiary level across any hospice benefit periods that are not separated by a 60-day gap. […]

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