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.

View our 2 new reports below. 

  1. Updates On PRF Phase 2 Payments and Phase 3 Eligibility Expansion

    It confirmed that payments continue to roll out in batches for providers who applied for Provider Relief Funds (PRF) under the Phase 2 application ...

  2. HHS Retracts Limits on use of PRF for Lost Revenues

    HHS indicated that its change in position was in direct response to pressure from stakeholders and Members of Congress who were not supportive of the Sept. 19 requirements. When the initial reporting guidance was issued in September, HHS proposed using an entirely new way of calculating lost revenues than had been used to date ...

  3. HHS Issues Helpful Clarifications on Infection Control and Phase 3

    HHS clarified in its recently updated Provider Relief FAQs that the Nursing Home Infection Control Payments can be used for costs to hire AND retain staff. Question: The Terms and Conditions for the Nursing ...

  4. CMS Releases Memo Reiterating Emergency Prep Guidance

    In September 2019, CMS finalized a rule revising emergency preparedness requirements for all providers. Guidance on that rule was released in December 2019 and you can find the LeadingAge analysis of this rule and guidance here. ...

  5. CMMI Announces Plan Participants for VBID

    The VBID model began in January 2017 and will be test through December 2024. The Model is designed to test whether furnishing certain flexibilities in coverage and payment to MCOs, specifically targeted at promoting innovation, would reduce costs, increase quality, and improve coordination and efficiency of care delivery in the ...