Representatives Introduce Legislation to Improve Rural Hospice Care

U.S. Representatives Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) and Ron Kind (D-WI) recently introduced legislation to improve access to hospice care in rural areas. The Rural Access to Hospice Act (H.R. 5799) allows rural health clinics (RHCs) and federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) to receive Medicare payment for physicians’ services in hospice care. Companion legislation was introduced earlier…