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FY2018 Hospice Wage Index Final Rule

Friday, August 4, 2017  
Posted by: Kate Gagne
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On August 1, 2017, the Federal Register posted the FY2018 Hospice Wage Index Final Rule for public inspection. Download the FY2018 Hospice Wage Index Final Rule (public inspection version - PDF). The final rule includes a 1% rate increase for FY2018 and sets the cap amount at $28,689.04. There is a discussion on the source of clinical information to determine hospice eligibility, based on comments submitted. In the quality reporting section, there is discussion about priority areas for future measures, more details on the development of a Hospice Evaluation and Assessment Reporting Tool (HEART), and updates on the implementation of Hospice Compare in August 2017Learn More.

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