OIG Focuses on Medicare Hospice Benefit

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a Memorandum Report, “Hospice Beneficiaries’ Use of Respite Care,” to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) March 31, which focused on the use of the inpatient respite level of care in 2005. This was a follow up to an earlier…