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HELP Act Would Increase Frequency of Hospice Surveys

by Published On: May 12, 2011Updated On: Jul 01, 2014

On May 23, 2013, Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Pat Roberts (R-KS) reintroduced the Hospice Evaluation and Legitimate Payment (HELP) Act (S. 1053). Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) introduced the Hospice Evaluation and Legitimate Payment Act (HR2302) on June 6, 2013 in the U.S. House of Representatives.

This legislation would:

  • Require surveys of hospice programs every 3 years.
  • Ensure an appropriate transition to the new hospice payment system.
  • Refine the hospice face-to-face encounter requirements.

LeadingAge supports the provision in the bill that requires surveys of hospice programs every three years. Both bills have bipartisan support. 

 



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