Posted Sunday, October 3, 2021

Reps. Panetta (D-Calif.) and Reed (R-N.Y.)., sponsors of the HOSPICE Act, have called on the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to reserve the use of payment suspension penalties to hospices in severe cases of noncompliance.

“We want to help struggling hospices improve and deliver quality care and give [the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)] the ability to target bad actor organizations with appropriate penalties,” said Reps. Panetta and Reed in a letter to HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra and CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure. “One of the new penalties created by our bill for hospices is the suspension of payment. We support limiting the use of the payment suspension remedy to the most egregious deficiencies, consistent with its use in other care settings.”

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