Val J. Halamandaris

CMS rule would lower hospice payment rates by $80 million

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced a proposed rule that would lower Medicare payment rates for hospices by $80 million in fiscal year 2012.

CMS implements new law on hospice, home health

CMS implements new law on hospice, home health

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has begun implementing a new law that requires physicians to meet face-to-face with individuals looking to be certified for Medicare home health services and Medicare hospice services.