NAHC Protests Some CMS Hospice CoP Criminal Background Checks

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has asked the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to re-evaluate, postpone, suspend or eliminate portions of the new Hospice Conditions of Participation (CoP) mandating that hospices obtain criminal background checks on employees of contracted hospitals and nursing facilities. Section 418.114 of the new CoP:…