Hill Message to CMS on Hospice Special Focus Program Aligns with NAHC

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On Wednesday, October 4th, four members of Congress sent a bipartisan letter to CMS and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) expressing their concerns with CMS’ proposed design for the hospice special focus program (SFP), details of which were laid out in the CY2024 Home Health proposed payment rule. The lawmakers’ letter echoes the concerns […]

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House Panel Approves Hospice Survey Reform Legislation

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On Wednesday, February 12, the House Ways & Means Committee gave formal consideration – and approval – to legislation introduced on February 10 designed to address concerns highlighted by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) during 2019. (See previous NAHC Report for more.) The Helping Our Senior Population in Comfort Environments Act (HOSPICE Act […]

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Congressional Leaders Introduce Revised Legislation to Address OIG Hospice Concerns

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NAHC advocacy leads to important revision Key members of the House Ways & Means Committee, Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) and Tom Reed (R-NY), introduced legislation to address concerns regarding hospice compliance with quality and safety standards under the Hospice Conditions of Participation. (NAHC Report anticipated this less than one week ago.) The Helping Our Senior […]

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