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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After OIG Reports, House Committee Seeks More Info on Hospice Deficiencies

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In response to two reports issued by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG) targeting hospice survey deficiencies and quality of care, House Ways and Means Committee Chair Richard E. Neal (D-MA) and Ranking Member Kevin Brady (R-TX) are seeking more information from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services […]

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NAHC to Congress: Permanently Fund Medicare Outreach and Enrollment

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The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has joined with like-minded organizations to urge Congress to permanently and fully fund Medicare outreach and enrollment for low-income beneficiaries. Specifically, NAHC would like Congress to include in the fall “Extenders Package” a provision to make funding permanent for Medicare outreach and enrollment and increase that […]

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House Committee Proposes Extension of Rural Add-on, Payment Modifications

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House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) today announced a bipartisan agreement relating to Medicare “extenders,” policies that expire unless Congress acts. Today’s Ways and Means announcement includes both the extension of current policies as well as proposed offsets. For home health care, this agreement includes a […]

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