HAA Submits Comments on Proposed LTCF/Hospice Contracting Regulation

In late October, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed regulation to impose requirements on long-term care facilities (LTCFs) relative to contracting with Medicare hospice providers. As developed, the proposed regulation is designed to complement existing requirements for hospice finalized on June 5, 2008, as part of the Medicare Hospice Conditions…