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COVID-19 Hospice How-To Series: Hospice Physicians are Being Tested by COVID-19, and Increased Scrutiny Lies Ahead—What to Expect and What to Do



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COVID-19 has affected all aspects of hospice care, operations and personnel, including the person whose judgment is at the center of the Medicare hospice benefit: the hospice physician. From new regulations addressing telehealth and virtual visits to the practical changes brought on by the pandemic, hospice physicians have had to adapt to ensure continuation of services that are compliant with evolving CMS requirements. In this episode, Meg Pekarske and Bryan Nowicki discuss the increased significance of, and scrutiny applied to, hospice physicians in the age of COVID-19, and identify potential traps and opportunities.