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Fed Regist. 2009 Aug 6;74(150):39383-433.

Medicare program; hospice wage index for fiscal year 2010. Final rule.


This final rule will set forth the hospice wage index for fiscal year 2010. The final rule adopts a MedPAC recommendation regarding a process for certification and recertification of terminal illness. In addition, this final rule will also revise the phase-out of the wage index budget neutrality adjustment factor (BNAF), with a 10 percent BNAF reduction in FY 2010. The BNAF phase-out will continue with successive 15 percent reductions from FY 2011 through FY 2016.

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