Hospice Cap/Inpatient Day Limitation Calculator
This calculator can assist a hospice in determining the impact of the aggregate cap and inpatient day limit.
Limit 1: Inpatient Day Limit
Inpatient days are not to exceed 20 percent of total Medicare days. If inpatient days exceed 20 percent, payment for the excess days is reduced to the Routine Home Care rate.
Limit 2: Aggregate Cap on Overall Reimbursement
Medicare payments are subject to an aggregate cap. The aggregate cap is calculated by multiplying the statutory cap amount (national rate) by the hospice's beneficiary count. Medicare payments that exceed the aggregate cap must be repaid.
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