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