As more hospices hit Medicare cap, legislation calls for a moratorium

May 2008
Hospice Management Advisor;May2008, Vol. 13 Issue 5, p49
The article focuses on the legislation that calls for a moratorium due to the Medicare cap that hit hospices in the U.S. The legislation, introduced by Senator James Inhofe and Representative John Sullivan, calls for a three-year moratorium on efforts of the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to collect overpayments for patient care in hospices. However, hospices disagree over the necessity of having a moratorium that removes all controls and places hospices at higher financial risk.


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