Situation Report | November 23, 2020
In two high-profile reports last year, the U.S. Office of the Inspector General (OIG) focused on hospice quality of care, common deficiencies, and instances of beneficiary harm and vulnerabilities.
The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently shared a series of resources to assist hospices in ongoing internal compliance controls:
- “Safeguards for Medicare Patients in Hospice Care” fact sheet
- Hospice Deficiencies Pose Risks to Medicare Beneficiaries OIG Report
- Safeguards Must Be Strengthened To Protect Medicare Hospice Patients From Harm (OIG Report)
- Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Chapter 11, Section 30.1