MedPAC payment recs call for more accountability

April 2009
Hospice Management Advisor;Apr2009, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p46
The article offers information on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) recommendations to U.S. Congress for the betterment of the hospice care benefits among terminal care patients. It notes the subsequent certification, medical reviews, and lower payments associated with patient's death. It also highlights the investigation by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) on the financial relationships between hospices and long-term care facilities.


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