OIG Releases Two Hospice Studies on Care for NF Residents

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) released two related studies that focused on hospice services for nursing facility residents. The more extensive, “Medicare Hospice Care for Beneficiaries in Nursing Facilities: Compliance with Medicare Coverage Requirements” (OEI-02-06-00221) reviewed hospice claims for beneficiaries residing in nursing facilities (NFs) in 2006 to determine whether Medicare coverage requirements were…