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Hospice Payment Reform

  VNAA Hospice Payment Reform Recommendations - Sept. 2011

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.

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 (Dec. 7, 2010)

 VNAA Principles: Refinement of the Medicare Hospice Payment Methodology (Sept. 30, 2010)

 Medicare Hospice Payment Reform: VNAA Reactions to the U-shape Distribution (Sept. 27, 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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