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Medicare Hospice Benefit Vulnerabilities and Recommendations for Improvement: A Portfolio

The Medicare hospice program is an important benefit for beneficiaries and their families at the end of life. However, OIG and others have identified vulnerabilities in payment, compliance, and oversight as well as quality-of-care concerns, which can have significant consequences both for beneficiaries and for the program. We will summarize OIG evaluations, audits, and investigative work on Medicare hospices and highlight key recommendations for protecting beneficiaries and improving the program.

Announced or Revised Agency Title Component Report Number(s) Expected Issue Date (FY)
Nov-16 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Medicare Hospice Benefit Vulnerabilities and Recommendations for Improvement: A Portfolio Office of Evaluation and Inspections OEI-02-16-00570 2018

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