Legislation to Address OIG Hospice Survey Concerns Introduced in Senate

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Today, November 7, 2019, Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) introduced the “Hospice Care Improvement Act of 2019”, which is designed to refine the hospice survey process, improve compliance, and increase transparency. The bill is a legislative response to the findings of two reports from the Health and Human Services’ Office of the […]

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NAHC Issues Recommendations in Response to OIG Reports on Hospice Survey Performance and Related Concerns

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NAHC address OIG concerns, recommend improvements In July the Department of Health & Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG) issued two reports representing in-depth study of findings from Medicare hospice recertification and complaint surveys. One report, Hospice Deficiencies Pose Risks to Medicare Beneficiaries, provides broad findings on frequencies of deficiencies and recommends greater public […]

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OIG Releases Two Reports Targeting Hospice Survey Deficiencies and Quality of Care

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Earlier this week the HHS Office of the Inspector General (OIG) issued two reports representing in-depth study of findings from Medicare hospice recertification and complaint surveys. One report, Hospice Deficiencies Pose Risks to Medicare Beneficiaries, provides broad findings on frequencies of deficiencies and recommends greater public access to survey findings as well as increased CMS-sponsored […]

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