CMS Posts Medicaid Hospice Rates

Medicaid Hospice Payment Rates Up Slightly.

This week the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a memorandum to update the Medicaid Hospice payment rates for (FY) 2013. These rates will be effective October 1, 2012. The Medicaid hospice payment rates are calculated based on the annual hospice rates established under Medicare. The Medicaid rates differ slightly from the Medicare rates due to Medicaid not requiring co-pays for drugs and respite care.

Included below are the 2013 rates which are up slightly from 2012, for example in 2012 the Medicaid Routine Hospice rate was $151.23 and the 2013 rate will be $153.65:

DescriptionDaily RateWage Component Subject To IndexNon-Weighted Amount
Routine Home Care$153.65$105.57$48.08
Continuous Home Care
Full Rate = 24 hrs of care
$ = 37.33 hourly rate
Inpatient Respite Care$167.07$90.44$76.63
General Inpatient Care$682.59$436.93$245.66

To see the full memorandum click here.
To see the previously posted Medicare Hospice rates click here.