TITLE

NHPCO objects to MedPAC projections

PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
Hospice Management Advisor;Mar2010, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p35
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) has urged the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) to reduce its profit margin targets. MedPAC has been asked to reduce its profit projections from 4.6 percent to 2.6 percent. Medicare hospice benefit programs include care for all terminal illnesses and require trained volunteers to give 5 percent of patient care hours, upto 13 months of death bereavement services to the families of beneficiary.
ACCESSION #
48747653

 

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