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The mission of LMHPCO is to improve the quality of hospice & palliative care in Louisiana & Mississippi.

 Proposed FY 2017 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update and Hospice Quality Reporting Requirements

 

Quick Summary of proposed FY2017 Wage Index
                           Bottom line approximately 2% increase in payments.
                            Not much in policy changes.
                            Heavy emphasis on analytics and real time monitoring for program vulnerabilities and fraud.
Additional heavy emphasis on Hospice Quality Reporting Program.
Two new measures to be implemented in (April) 2017: Hospice Visits when Death is Imminent & Hospice and Palliative Care Composite Process

 

Following are the base payment rates that CMS is proposing for FY2017:

 

Code Description FY2016 Payment Rates SBNF Proposed Wage Index Standardization Factor (SBNF) FY2017 Proposed Hospice Payment Update Percentage FY2017 Proposed Payment Rates
651 Routine Home Care (days 1- 60) $186.84 X 1.0001 X 0.9990 X 1.020 $190.41
651 Routine Home Care (days 61+) $146.83 X 0.9999 X 0.9995 X 1.020 $149.68
652 Continuous Home Care

 

Full rate = 24 hours of care

 

$40.16=FY2017 hourly rate

$944.79 N/A X 1.0000 X 1.020 $963.69
655 Inpatient Respite Care $167.45 N/A X 1.0000 X 1.020 $170.80

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