Hospice Insights: The Law and Beyond

Parsing Out Changes in the Election Addendum Made by the Final Hospice Wage Index Rule

Episode Notes

By October 1, 2021, hospices will need to update their election addendum form to address a change made by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in the final rule. The government has provided much-needed clarification and flexibility to certain aspects regarding the addendum. When should hospices provide the addendum to patients? What should hospices do if a patient refuses a signer’s discharge prior to signing the addendum? 

In this episode, Husch Blackwell’s Meg Pekarske and Andrew Brenton answer these questions and discuss other key changes related to the addendum announced in the final rule.