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2018 Vulnerabilities in Hospice Care

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OIG is committed to ensuring that beneficiaries receive quality care and to safeguarding the hospice benefit. The agency has completed extensive work on the hospice program, including numerous evaluations and audits. OIG has also conducted criminal and civil investigations of hospice providers, leading to the conviction of individuals, monetary penalties, and civil False Claims Act settlements.

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Vulnerabilities in the Medicare Hospice Program Affect Quality Care and Program Integrity: An OIG Portfolio

Hospice is an increasingly important benefit for the Medicare population. This portfolio describes the growth in hospice utilization and reimbursement and summarizes key vulnerabilities that OIG has identified and continues to monitor. The portfolio also includes recommendations to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to address these vulnerabilities.

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Media Materials - Hospice Report 2018 Audio News Release

Last updated August 20, 2020