The 2024 Hospice Proposed Rule: A View into the Future of Hospice


On Friday, March 31, 2023, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), released the proposed payment rule for hospice providers for fiscal year 2024. CMS proposed to update hospice payments by 2.8% which would increase hospice payments by $720 million (compared to the FY2023 payments). In addition, there are important proposed updates to the Hospice Quality Reporting Program, the hospice certification process, the Hospice Outcomes and Patient Evaluation tool, and more.

Hospice regulatory expert Katherine Morrison RN, MSN, CHPN, recently presented an informational webinar that covered key elements of the proposed rule and explored the changes your team should understand as you prepare for 2024. If you missed it, you can watch it on-demand.

The 2024 hospice proposed rule is an important opportunity to see into the near future of hospice care. It’s also a time for hospice providers to consider the impact of the proposed changes and prepare well-informed comments. Comments to CMS must be received by May 30 to be considered for the final rule.

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