OIG: Early Hospital Discharge to Hospice Warrants Transfer Payment Policy: Medicare Could Save Millions

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG), in “Medicare could Save Millions by Implementing a Hospital Transfer Payment Policy for Early Discharges to Hospice Care,” (https://oig.hhs.gov/oas/reports/region1/11200507.asp) issued May 28, 2013, is recommending a regulatory or legislative change establishing a hospital transfer payment policy for early discharges to hospice…