CMS Issues Ruling and Proposed Rule on Hospice Cap Calculations

On April 14, 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued CMS Ruling No. CMS-1355-R, which sets forth a temporary fix for the embattled Hospice Cap Regulation (42 C.F.R. § 418.309(b)(1)) detailed in an earlier Client Alert. Subsequently, on April 28, 2011, CMS issued the Hospice Wage Index for fiscal year (FY) 2012 (CMS-1355-P), which includes proposed changes to hospice cap calculations for FY 2012 and beyond.

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