FY 2014 Final Rule for Medicare Hospice Wage Index, Payment and Quality Measures

On Aug. 2, 2013 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule: Medicare Program; FY2014 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update; Hospice Quality Reporting Requirements; and Updates on Payment Reform.

Posted below are some documents to better understand the content of the final rule.

VNAA Summary of Key Provisions

Hospice Quality Reporting Timeline

NQF Hospice Worksheet

CMS Hospice
Item Set Documents

CMS Hospice Experience Survey

Proposed Hospice Cost and Data Report