The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed raising payments to hospice providers by 1.3 percent next year.
The regulation, released Friday afternoon, followed a long series of payment rules released this week.
Regulators announced rate increases for acute-care and long-term care hospitals, as well as skilled nursing, inpatient rehabilitation and inpatient psychiatric facilities.
The modest pay raise for hospice providers will equal about $230 million in 2015, CMS said.
The 188-page proposed rule also solicited comments on hospice coordination with Medicare Part D with a view toward future regulation, along with other issues.
Read the document here.
CMS proposes pay raise for hospices
By Elise Viebeck - 05/02/14 05:31 PM EDT