The Role of the Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner in Home Health and Hospice

Beginning January 1, 2019, Medicare hospice patients could begin choosing physician assistants (PA) as their attending physician.  However, the benefit of this allowance is not fully realized as one of the Medicare Hospice Conditions of Participation (CoP) prevents these practitioners from fully fulfilling the role of the attending physician for hospice patients.  Questions providers have…

What this Week on Capitol Hill Meant for Home Care & Hospice

It has been a wild and very impactful week for home care and hospice, and many changes will be occurring in the coming years in our industry as a result of the federal budget (H.R.1892, the Bipartisan Budget Act) passed by both chambers of Congress and signed into law by the President. This law included…