Posted Sunday, August 1, 2021

Four Senators have introduced bipartisan legislation that would instruct the CMMI to develop a demonstration of a community-based palliative care payment and delivery model.  They also introduced the Improving Access to Transfusion Care for Hospice Patients Act of 2021, which would allow hospices to bill Medicare for transfusion services separate from their usual per diems.

“As someone who stepped away from my career to care for my parents and in-laws as they aged, and as a co-founder of the Senate’s Comprehensive Care Caucus, I have an insight into the challenges that seniors and families face when dealing with palliative or hospice care,” said Senator Rosen. “This package would also reduce barriers to hospice care for seriously ill patients who rely on blood transfusions to maintain quality of life.”

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