Hospice and MedPAC

MedPAC is an independent Congressional agency tasked with advising Congress on issues affecting the Medicare program. The Commission’s statutory mandate is broad: in addition to advising Congress on payments to private health plans participating in Medicare and providers in Medicare’s traditional fee-for-service program, MedPAC is also tasked with analyzing access to care, quality of care, and other issues affecting Medicare. From time to time, MedPAC studies aspects of the Medicare Hospice Benefit, formulates recommended changes, and reports to Congress.

NHPCO Stresses Position on Hospice Carve-In Proposal (04/2014)

NHPCO Response to Hospice Carve-In Proposal (03/2014)

NHPCO Comment Letter on MedPAC December 2013 Meeting (12/19/13)

NHPCO letter to MedPAC on Medicare Advantage “carve-in” proposal (12/5/2013)

NHPCO and HAN Comment on June 2013 MedPAC Report (6/13/13)

MedPAC Reviews Hospice Policy Areas at April 2013 Meeting – Topics included payment changes, live discharges, and hospice in the nursing home (NHPCO member resource).