Sens. Wyden, Roberts Seek Refinements to Hospice Face-to-Face Encounter and Payment Reform

Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Pat Roberts (R-KS) introduced legislation last week that seeks to revamp hospice rules on face-to-face encounters, detail payment changes, and update survey requirements for new and existing facilities. The “Hospice Evaluation and Legitimate Payment Act” (HELP Act) “creates a ‘do no harm’ demonstration that evaluates proposed payment changes to hospices…