Hospice

Information on hospice, including memos and rules from the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), information on the Conditions of Participation, information from MedPAC, and legislative, funding, and regulatory updates.

 

  1. Hospice Compare Website Available from CMS

    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted the new Hospice Compare website. The site displays information in a ready-to­­-use ...

  2. HHS Strategic Plan Focuses on Workforce and Person Centered Care in HCBS

    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a draft of its FY 2018 – 2022 Strategic Plan in the Federal ...

  3. Disaster Resources: Preparedness, Response and Recovery

    LeadingAge Disaster Resources: Preparedness, Response and Recovery Preparedness | Pandemic Flu Resources | Disaster ...

  4. FY 2018 Payment and Quality reporting for Hospice Finalized​​​​​​​

    On August 1, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule (CMS-1675-F) that updates the hospice wage index, payment ...

  5. Federal Judge Invalidates White Collar Overtime Rule

    In the most recent action, the judge, an Obama appointee, found that the increase in the salary test from $23,660 to nearly $47,476 would dilute the "duties" test which focuses on the employee's dues, functions or tasks in determining whether the exemption applies. As such, the judge concluded that the rule inappropriately ...