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Congress, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Congress are currently exploring reforms to the Medicare hospice payment methodology. Nonprofits have a unique mission-driven perspective to offer that focuses on quality and access for vulnerable patients.

To help guide the hospice payment refinement process from a nonprofit perspective, VNAA has worked with its members to develop recommendations that protect the integrity of the benefit, addresses access and quality for vulnerable patients and recognizes the important role of nonprofit hospices.

VNAA Hospice Payment Reform Recommendations (September 2011)

Download the VNAA's Recommendations Papers:

Restoring Integrity and Quality in the Hospice Movement: A VNAA Response to Current Issues in the Medicare Hospice Benefit (December 2010)
VNAA Principles: Refinement of the Medicare Hospice Payment Methodology (September 2010)
Medicare Hospice Payment Reform: VNAA Reactions to the U-shape Distribution (September 2010)


Hospice Payment Policy Resources

MedPAC Slide Presentation on Hospice (January 2010)
Medicare Provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act 

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