Payment Policy

Hospice care scrutinized

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Medicare would increase hospice reimbursements by 1.3% in fiscal year 2015 under a payment rate proposed in May. This would be a $230 million boost, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

60 seconds with ... Michael A. Ross, M.D.

60 seconds with ... Michael A. Ross, M.D.

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Q: You co-authored a study on how specialized hospital observation stay units could increase transparency and allow quicker inpatient admission decisions. This would help people meet the three-midnight requirement for skilled care. What are the characteristics of type 1 unit care?