Hospice

Information on hospice, including memos and rules from the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), information on the Conditions of Participation, information from MedPAC, and legislative, funding, and regulatory updates.

 

  1. 25+ Reasons HCBS Providers Should Attend the Annual Conference

    Join us October 29-November 1, in New Orleans at the LeadingAge Annual Meeting & EXPO, our nation’s largest annual event for the not-for-profit aging services field to reenergize your commitment, refresh your knowledge and renew your passion for ...

  2. OCR Makes Quick Response Cyber Attack Checklist and Graphic Available

    In the event of a cyber-attack or similar emergency an entity: Must execute its response and mitigation procedures and contingency plans.  For example, the entity should immediately fix any technical or other problems to stop the incident.  The entity should ...

  3. DOL Elects Not to Defend White Collar Overtime Rule

    The rule was scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2016; however a Federal judge in Texas issued a nationwide injunction on November 22, 2016 that blocked the rule. The Obama administration, in December, 2016, appealed ...

  4. DOL Withdraws Controversial Guidance on Independent Contractor and Joint Employer Status

    The independent contractor guidance issued in 2015 reflected the DOL’s stance under the Obama administration that “most workers are employees” insofar as the Fair Labor Standards Act is concerned. That guidance made classifying an individual performing work for an organization as ...

  5. More Veterans Using Hospice 

    More US veterans are using hospice due to the Comprehensive End-of-Life Care (CELC) initiative implemented by the Department of Veterans Affairs initiative to improve care at the end of life. The findings of a new