Hospices Could Face Legal Risks When COVID PHE Ends

Posted Friday, July 29, 2022

The U.S. Department of Health &Human Services recently announced that the PHE will be extended until October 6, 2022. When it ends, hospices could face legal action.

“As we’re perhaps nearing the end of the public health emergency, it’s a good time for hospices to start thinking about adjustments to their practices if they’re no longer able to do things via telehealth,” Andrew Brenton, attorney at the Law Firm of Hirsch and Blackwell told Hospice News. “Since the beginning when hospice providers got their first round of relief fund payments, we’ve known audits of these would be coming. Now we’re starting to see the fruits of that.”

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