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Home Care Week

Hospital Early Discharge Provision Pops Up In Budget Legislation

Penalty for discharging early to hospice would limit hospice access. The new bill passed by the House to avoid the Feb. 8 government shutdown has numerous home health agency provisions, but hospices don't escape untouched. The "Further Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018," calls for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to implement a payment penalty for hospitals that [...]

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