CGS Introduced the New Hospice Payment Rate Calculator

CGS has developed a Hospice Payment Rate Calculator for hospice providers to determine their payment rates.  Take a look at the New CGS Hospice Rates Calculator.  You will need to enter the fiscal year of services rendered and next the State to display the wage index, routine home care, continous home care, respite care and inpatient care rates.

CGS provides Medicare Part A services for Home Health and Hospice in the states of Colorado, Delaware, DC, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming. In addition, CGS provides services for Medicare Part B for the states of: Ohio and Kentucky, and services to Durable Medical Equipment suppliers in the states of: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, and West Virginia.

As an additional resource, take a look at the Hospice Payment System Fact Sheet provides the following information about the Medicare Hospice benefit that includes coverage of Hospice services, certification requirements, election periods, how payment rates are set, patient coinsurance payments, caps on Hospice payments, ™™