House Ways and Means Stimulus Bill Would Block Hospice Payment Cuts

As the House deliberates over an economic stimulus package, an encouraging development occurred Jan. 16 in the Ways and Means Committee version of the bill: a provision blocking the implementation of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) rule that cut hospice payments (NAHC Report, Aug. 1, 2008). Ways and Means Committee Member, Rep.…