DOH Issues Hospice Non-Residence Medicaid Rates for April 2 to Sept. 30, Including Minimum Wage Adjustment

Situation Report | October 19, 2020

The state Department of Health (DOH) has approved the Medicaid hospice base rates as well as the add-ons for Worker Recruitment and Retention plus the Recruitment, Training and Retention add-ons for the periods April 2, 2020 through September 30, 2020.

Please see the Dear Administrator Letter here.

Effective April 2, 2020, the recruitment and retention amount was decreased by 25 percent to 2.25 percent as enacted in the 2020-21 State Budget. This change is reflected in the rates for the periods of April 2, 2020 through September 30, 2020. 

The retrospective payment for these rates will be made in Medicaid payment cycle number 2252, with a check release date scheduled for November 4, 2020.  

HCA hospice members that have any questions regarding the above information, should e-mail DOH at and Russ Smith will respond to your inquiry.