Increased Oversight Likely For Hospice Providers

Any provider of hospice services, including hospital systems and skilled nursing facilities, should note the OIG report regarding hospice care released in September 2009. (A full copy of the report can be found here) The purpose of the report was to determine “the extent to which hospice claims for beneficiaries in nursing facilities met Medicare coverage requirements.” The OIG’s report concluded that hospice providers are not meeting coverage requirements, and that increased oversight and monitoring by CMS is needed.

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