Hospice Policy/Finance

  CMS Hospice Information Resource for Medicare
The CMS Online Manual System: A Web-based Manual System for Medicare Contractors, Providers and State Agencies brochure has been updated and is now available to order print copies or to download as a PDF file. This brochure explains how to navigate the CMS Online Manual System. To view the PDF file, go to http://www.cms.hhs.gov/MLNProducts/downloads/on-linebrochure.pdf. Print copies may be ordered by visiting the MLN Product Ordering Page at http://cms.meridianksi.com/kc/main/kc_frame.asp?kc_ident=kc0001&loc=5 on the CMS Web site.
  Revised Hospice Payment System Fact Sheet (November 2009)
This fact sheet provides general information about the Medicare hospice benefit including coverage of hospice services, certification requirements, election periods, how payment rates are set, patient coinsurance payments, caps on hospice payments, and additional reporting required on hospice claims. The fact sheet can be accessed at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/MLNProducts/downloads/hospice_pay_sys_fs.pdf