CMS Issues Fiscal Year 2021 Proposed Medicare Payment and Policy Changes

Fiscal Year 2021 Hospice Payment Rate Update Proposed Rule (CMS-1733-P)

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule (CMS-1733-P) that would update fiscal year (FY) 2021 Medicare payment rates and the wage index for hospices serving Medicare beneficiaries. This rule provides model examples of the hospice election statement and the hospice election statement addendum that reflect the changes finalized in the FY 2020 hospice final rule for elections on or after October 1, 2020.

To read CMS Fact Sheet on Hospice (CMS-1733-P) click here: https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/fact-sheets/fiscal-year-2021-hospice-payment-rate-update-proposed-rule-cms-1733-p

The proposed rule for Hospice (CMS-1733-P) can be found here: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/04/15/2020-07959/medicare-program-fy-2021-hospice-wage-index-and-payment-rate-update

Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities (IPF) Prospective Payment System (PPS) Proposed Rule (CMS-1731-P)

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule (CMS-1731-P) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 that updates the Medicare payment rates for inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPFs). This proposed rule is part of our continuing efforts to strengthen the Medicare program by better aligning payment rates for these facilities with the costs of providing care.

To read CMS Fact Sheet on Psych Facilities (IPF) (CMS-1731-P) click here: https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/fact-sheets/fiscal-year-2021-proposed-medicare-payment-and-policy-changes-inpatient-psychiatric-facilities-cms

The proposed rule for Psych Facilities (IPF) (CMS-1731-P) can be found here: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/04/14/2020-07870/medicare-program-fy-2021-inpatient-psychiatric-facilities-prospective-payment-system

Fiscal Year 2021 Proposed Medicare Payment and Policy Changes for Skilled Nursing Facilities (CMS-1737-P) — Pending OFR Confirmation

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule [CMS-1737-P] for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 that updates the Medicare payment rates and the quality programs for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). This proposed rule is part of our continuing efforts to strengthen the Medicare program by better aligning payment rates for these facilities with the costs of providing care and increasing transparency so that patients are able to make informed choices.

To read the CMS Fact Sheet on SNF PPS (CMS-1737-P) click here: https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/fact-sheets/fiscal-year-2021-proposed-medicare-payment-and-policy-changes-skilled-nursing-facilities-cms-1737-p

The proposed rule for SNF PPS (CMS-1737-P) can be found here: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/04/15/2020-07875/medicare-program-prospective-payment-system-and-consolidated-billing-for-skilled-nursing-facilities