TITLE

(UNDERSERVED) Agency Updates New Hospice Wage Index

PUB. DATE
August 2009
SOURCE
Children & Youth Funding Report;8/21/2009, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
44042165

 

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