All hospice providers need to be vocal regarding any efforts that Congress may take to reduce the Medicare CAP as part of any end-of-year legislative package. The National Association for Home Care and Hospice (“NAHC”) has created a simple email for you at Ask Congress to Reject Efforts to Reduce the Hospice Aggregate Cap in an End-of-Year Bill which will automatically go to your representatives in the House and Senate.
NAHC has also created a two-page background document that should be helpful regarding this matter and the urgency of your involvement. Action Alert! Tell Congress Not to Cut the Hospice Cap! – NAHC Report
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to NAHC.
JOIN THE MEDPAC PUBLIC MEETING
MedPAC will be conducting a Public Meeting on December 8-9, 2022. The public can attend the three (3) separate sessions by registering now. You can register here for MedPAC December 2022 Meeting Agenda. You can register for Thursday morning, Thursday afternoon, and/or Friday morning. The discussion regarding hospice will occur on Thursday afternoon.
Thursday Morning Session
10:15 AM – 11:55 AM – Assessing payment adequacy and updating payments: Hospital inpatient and outpatient services; and supporting Medicare safety-net hospitals (Alison Binkowski, Jeff Stensland, Dan Zabinski, Ledia Tabor, Jared Maeda)
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM – Status report: Ambulatory surgical center services (Dan Zabinski)
Thursday Afternoon Session
2:00 PM – 3:40 PM – Assessing payment adequacy and updating payments: Physician and other health professional services; and supporting Medicare safety-net clinicians (Ariel Winter, Rachel Burton, Geoff Gerhardt, Ledia Tabor)
3:45 PM – 4:40 PM – Assessing payment adequacy and updating payments: Outpatient dialysis services (Nancy Ray, Andy Johnson)
4:45 PM – 5:45 PM – Assessing payment adequacy and updating payments: Hospice services (Kim Neuman)
Friday Morning Session
9:00 AM – 10:10 AM – Assessing payment adequacy and updating payments: Skilled nursing facility services (Kathryn Linehan)
10:15 AM – 11:10 AM – Assessing payment adequacy and updating payments: Home health care services (Evan Christman)
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM – Assessing payment adequacy and updating payments: Inpatient rehabilitation facility services (Jamila Torain, Betty Fout)