Hospice Regulations & Resources

Hospice is specialized type of care for those facing a life-limiting illness, their families and their caregivers. Hospice care addresses the patient's physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs. Hospice care also helps the patient's family caregivers.


Hospice Regulations and Notices
Hospice Transmittals
CMS Rulings
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) (Billing) - Medicare information on electronic transactions under HIPAA
Health Plans General Information

Wage Index Files & Medicaid Payment Rates

Wage Index (Revised 8/7/14) FY 2015
Wage Index FY 2014
Wage Index FY 2013
Medicaid Hospice Payment Rates FY 2015
Medicaid Hospice Payment Rates FY 2014

Enrollment, Participation & Certification

Medicare Provider-Supplier Enrollment
Enrollment Applications
Hospice Conditions for Coverage & Conditions of Participations (CfC's/CoPs)
Hospice Survey & Certification (Certification/Compliance)
Hospice Survey & Certification (Guidance to Laws/Regulations)
Hospice Request for Certification in the Medicare Program Form
Survey & Certification Policy & Memos (States and Regions)

Hospice Face-to-Face

Hospice Face-to-Face Guidance PowerPoint
Update on Physician Signature Requirement and Face-to-Face Encounter Requirements PDF
Hospice Face-to-Face encounter FAQs

Fraud & Abuse

Physician Self Referral