Legislation to Address OIG Hospice Survey Concerns Introduced in Senate

Today, November 7, 2019, Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) introduced the “Hospice Care Improvement Act of 2019”, which is designed to refine the hospice survey process, improve compliance, and increase transparency. The bill is a legislative response to the findings of two reports from the Health and Human Services’ Office of the…

Key Medicaid Home Health Bill Advances in Congress

Bipartisan legislation to reauthorize a federal demonstration program to help Medicaid patients receive long-term care in their own homes and communities won approval on September 11, 2018 from the Energy and Commerce Committee’s subcommittee on Health in the House of Representatives. The EMPOWER (Ensuring Medicaid Provides Opportunity for Widespread Equity, Resources) Care Act (H.R. 5306)…