On August 1, 2018 CMS issued a final rule to update the FY2019 Medicare wage index and payment rates for hospice. The final rule includes updates to the hospice payment rates as well as changes to the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP). Watch this webinar replay for an in-depth review of the final rule and what it means for hospice agencies.

We discuss:

• Final payment rates
• Final hospice cap amount
• Text changes to coordinate hospice regulations with the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018
• Changes to Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP)
• Regulatory relief and Change Request 10573
• Important reminders and upcoming changes

Click here to view the webinar handout.

Click here to view the webinar Q&A.

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