CMS Says It Will Up Oversight Of Hospices After OIG Finds Deficiencies

By Chelsea Cirruzzo
July 10, 2019 at 11:16 AM
CMS says it will increase oversight of hospice facilities and work to make hospice quality information more accessible on Hospice Compare after two reports released Tuesday (July 9) by the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) found that over 80% of hospices that provided care for Medicare beneficiaries between 2012 and 2016 had at least one deficiency, including poor care management and inadequate assessment, amid a lack of strict reporting requirements and enforcement tools. A CMS spokesperson said in a...

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