Posted Sunday, August 1, 2021
CMS has released its final rule for hospice payments in FY 2022. The main updates include a payment rebasing, along with changes to the hospice conditions of participation (CoPs) and new quality measures.
Hospices will see a 2.0% jump in their payments for FY 2022. The agency also raised the hospice payment cap to $31,297.61, up from the FY 2021 amount of $30,683.93.
The final rule did not make permanent the temporary measure introduced during the COVID-19 pandemic to allow hospices to recertify patients via telehealth rather than a face-to-face encounter.
“At this point, we are still assessing the impact of all waivers and flexibilities on beneficiaries and the delivery of health care services under the [public health emergency],” CMS indicated. “While the impact of some waiver and flexibilities may be more apparent at this time, such as the waivers related to hospice aide supervision, flexibilities associated with other aspects of care are more complex requiring additional time for a complete understanding of their impact.”
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