Changes to the Hospice Aggregate Cap Calculation Method

Recently, CMS released a related change request (CR) 7838, which informs Medicare contractors about a new addition to the “Medicare Benefit Policy Manual,” Chapter 9, Section 90, which is titled, “Caps and Limitations on Hospice Payment.”

A summary of the key provisions of the new Chapter 9, Section 90 of the “Medicare Benefit Policy Manual,” can be found by clicking here. The implementation date to enforce these provisions is set for July 2, 2012.

For more information on this issue, please contact Abby Pendleton or Jessica Gustafson at (248) 996-8510 or visit The HLP website.

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