(UNDERSERVED) Agency Updates New Hospice Wage Index

August 2009
Children & Youth Funding Report;8/21/2009, p14
The article reports that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in the U.S. have set a new hospice wage index for 2010. The rule adopts a MedPAC recommendation regarding a process for certification and recertification of terminal illness. The budget neutrality adjustment factor (BNAF) phase-out will continue with successive 15% reductions from financial year 2011 through 2016.


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