H.R.3506 - Hospice Evaluation and Legitimate Payment Act

To strengthen and protect Medicare hospice programs. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To strengthen and protect Medicare hospice programs. as introduced.
  • Short: Hospice Evaluation and Legitimate Payment Act as introduced.

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11/22/11
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Tom Reed

R-NY

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Official Summary

Hospice Evaluation and Legitimate Payment Act - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act with respect to the face-to-face encounter framework in hospice care. Allows a clinical nurse specialist, physician assistant, or other health professional (in addition to a hospice phys

Official Summary

Hospice Evaluation and Legitimate Payment Act - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act with respect to the face-to-face encounter framework in hospice care. Allows a clinical nurse specialist, physician assistant, or other health professional (in addition to a hospice physician or a nurse practitioner, as under current law) to conduct the face-to-face encounter with an individual to determine continued eligibility for hospice care before the first 60-day (currently, 180-day) recertification period and each subsequent recertification period. Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish a Medicare Hospice Payment Reform demonstration program to test any revisions to the methodology for determining payment rates for routine home care and other hospice care services. Sets at every three years the frequency of surveys of certified hospice program entities.

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