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Hospice CAP Update 2012

The Medicare program has released, effective July 2, 2012, a new addition to the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual. The new addition, “Caps and Limitations on Hospice Payment”, provides detailed information regarding the two methods for computing the aggregate payment cap (“CAP”), the transition from the historical streamlined method to the proportional method, and elections available to hospices. MLN Matters ®Number MM7838 is very useful to hospices in understanding the alternatives available.