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NHPCO Meets with CMS Hospice Payment Policy Staff

Friday, July 11, 2014  
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The Arizona Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and has reprinted this article with permission. 

On Monday June 2, NHPCO Health Policy leadership staff met with Laurence Wilson, Director of the CMS Chronic Care Policy Group, and his staff regarding hospice payment policy issues.  Among the issues discussed were hospice payment reform, a review of the data points published in the FY2015 Hospice Wage Index proposed rule, as well as the challenging implementation issues with Part D and hospice. CMS staff invited additional and ongoing dialogue on issues discussed and follow up has already begun.

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