Medicare







Hospice quality continues to improve

Pittsburg Post Gazette | March 27, 2016 As Kris Mamula’s recent article rightfully pointed out, hospice fraud does exist (“Hospice Fraud Becoming a Costly Problem for Medicare,” March 6). It is, however, a small fraction of the $65 billion in overall…



Response to Wall Street Journal Article on Hospice

NHPCO offers some insight and key message points about hospice (Alexandria, Va) – Today’s edition of the Wall Street Journal looks at long-stay hospice patients receiving care under the Medicare hospice benefit. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization offers…


Hospice Notice of Election / Direct Data Entry Perils

In October 2014, Medicare adopted new policy (not a statute, not a regulation) requiring hospices to submit any notice of election within five days of admission. Medicare backed this policy (lacking any force of law) with substantial apparent teeth: “In…