Bipartisan Bill Would Increase Hospice Oversight After OIG Reports

By Chelsea Cirruzzo / November 8, 2019 at 3:55 PM
A bipartisan, bicameral bill introduced Thursday (Nov. 7) would increase oversight of hospices after reports released by the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) in July identified abuse and neglect of Medicare beneficiaries in hospice. The Hospice Care Improvement Act requires: CMS publish the results of state and local surveyors on Hospice Compare; the survey frequency for hospices with deficiencies be increased; standardized education information be provided to hospices found to have deficiencies on correcting them; HHS create an educational...

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