Final Wage Index Changes Increase FY 2012 Payments by 2.5%

September 2011
Hospice Management Advisor;Sep2011, Vol. 16 Issue 9, p101
The article discusses the increase in Medicare payments for fiscal year (FY) 2012 for hospices that serve people with Medicare. This was announced in the final regulation released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on July 29, 2011. It is mentioned that the rule implements the Affordable Care Act, and details of the rule are discussed. The article also mentions that information on final hospice wage index payment and policy changes can be found at www.healthcare.gov.


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