TITLE

Market basket increases payments by 2.5% in 2009

PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
Hospice Management Advisor;Sep2008, Vol. 13 Issue 9, p97
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the final regulation released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in the U.S. which has a 2.5% increase in the payments of hospices that serve Medicare beneficiaries. The increase is due to the net result of a 3.6% increase in the "market basket" indicator of cost. The CMS makes an adjustment to the hospice wage index and estimates the payments of hospices for the fiscal year 2009.
ACCESSION #
34049857

 

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