MedPAC Finds Hospice Reimbursement Adequate

Chapter 8 of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s (MedPAC) June 2008 Report to the Congress, “Evaluating Medicare’s Hospice Benefit,” focuses on hospice growth, utilization and anticipated future growth of the benefit. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) estimates that expenditures on the benefit will exceed $10 billion in fiscal year 2007 and will…