Medicare Hospices that Focus on Nursing Facility Residents

September 2011
Hospice Management Advisor;Sep2011, Vol. 16 Issue 9, p103
The article discusses the growth of Medicare hospice care for nursing facility residents. The author states some hospices may seek beneficiaries who have less complex care and a longer service period, which will contribute to larger profits. It is mentioned that the Office of Inspector General (OIG) recommends that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) monitor hospices that depend heavily on nursing facility residents and modify the payment system for such hospices.


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