The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) at its January meeting unanimously voted to recommend to Congress that no Medicare payment increases for hospices be implemented in Fiscal Year 2021, as well as a 20% reduction in the aggregate payment cap. These proposals are not a done deal. Congress would have to accept these recommendations before they could be implemented. If Congress accepts the MedPAC recommendation, hospice payments would remain at 2020 levels. In prior years, MedPAC has called for 2% cuts to the payment rates, but Congress did not enact those recommendations.
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