Bipartisan Senate Bill Would Let Rural Clinics Bill Medicare For Hospice

April 11, 2019
A bipartisan Senate bill introduced Thursday (April 11) would allow physicians at rural health clinics (RHC) and federally qualified health centers (FQHC) to bill Medicare for hospice services. The Rural Access to Hospice Act, reintroduced by Sens. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), would allow patients in rural areas to choose physicians or nurse practitioners (NPs) from RHCs or FQHCs as their providers when they enroll in hospice. Under the bill, those physicians or NPs would be able...

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