MedPAC recommends increase for hospice

March 2011
Hospice Management Advisor;Mar2011, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p34
The article discusses the measures recommended by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) to the Congress. Some of these include a one percent increase in hospice payment rates for FY 2012; reformed payment system that reflect increased costs at end of life (EOL); the investigation of financial relationships between hospices and long-term care facilities; and an implementation of the Budget Neutrality Adjustment Factor to redistribute revenues.


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