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South Carolina proposes extensive hospice rule changes

USA - May 11 2015 The South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control (DHEC) has proposed changes to the state's hospice regulations, which were last…

Maxwell P. Clayton

Georgia Department of Community Health proposes changes to Hospice Rules

USA - April 28 2015 The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) has proposed to repeal the current Rules for Hospice, found at Chapter 290-9-43, and publish amended…

Alexander B. Foster

Palmetto issues guidance on hospice cap self-calculation

USA - March 9 2015 Since 1982, Medicare Part A has included a hospice benefit for terminally ill patients. Currently, qualified patients are entitled to unlimited…

W. Jerad Rissler

The status of the Department of Labor’s home health care regulations after Home Care Association: a mostly positive development for the industry

USA - January 12 2015 On December 22, 2014, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia issued a ruling striking down a portion of the Department of…

Henry M. Perlowski

HHS OIG issues 2015 Work Plan – series installment five – a review of hospice and home health items

USA - December 9 2014 On October 31, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (OIG) posted the 2015 Work Plan. As in previous years…

Jennifer Downs Burgar