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Hospice Survey Overhaul: An Unwelcome Surprise in COVID Relief Bill



January 27, 2021
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The latest COVID Relief and Funding law passed in December 2020 brings dramatic changes to the hospice survey process. While CMS will need to engage in future rulemaking to implement the new framework, Congress created a clear outline that includes significant financial remedies and makes all survey results publicly available. In this episode, Husch Blackwell's Meg Pekarske breaks down key components of the legislation with Hospice & Palliative Care team members Bryan Nowicki, Emily Park and Liz LaFoe. The team offers practical insights on how hospices can change their approach to survey defense in this altered landscape. Hope you enjoy the conversation!

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