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HHS/CMS RIN: 0938-AU41 Publication ID: Spring 2021 
Title: FY 2022 Hospice Wage Index, Payment Rate Update, and Quality Reporting Requirements (CMS-1754) 
Abstract:

This annual final rule updates the hospice payment rates and the wage index for fiscal year 2022. The rule also implements changes to the Hospice Quality Reporting program.

 
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 42 CFR 418   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 1302   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  By statute, rule must be effective by October 1 annually.  10/01/2021 
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  04/14/2021  86 FR 19700   
NPRM Comment Period End  06/07/2021 
Final Action  10/00/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Brian Slater
Director, Division of Home Health and Hospice
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Center for Medicare, MS: C4-07-07, 7500 Security Boulevard,
Baltimore, MD 21244
Phone:410 786-5229
Email: brian.slater@cms.hhs.gov