CMS has posted the FY2011 hospice rates and aggregate cap. NHPCO offers members two important tools.
1) FY2011 Excel spreadsheet with the FY2011 wage index and the FY2011 rates for each county in each state.
2) FY2011 rate calculator that projects the wage index values and rates through FY2019. The calculator also allows you to project a percentage growth in your hospice's census for each year.
Links to these tools are available on the Wage Index page of NHPCO's website. Here's a link to the Regulatory Alert that went out to members on July 26, 2010.
Additionally, the PDF of CR7077 is available on the CMS website.