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Medicare hospice payment model fails its first year

Medicare hospice payment model fails its first year

A Medicare model aimed at patients who wanted hospice as well as curative care did not do well in its first year because hospice providers fled the program and doctors were not interested in participating.

CMS seeks to automate hospice selection process

The CMS will change an enrollment policy that prevented hospices from being reimbursed for nearly 90,000 days of end-of-life care for Medicare beneficiaries. That amounted to more than $14 million in lost revenue.

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