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INCLUSION OF THE HOSPICE BENEFIT IN MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLANS

Currently the Bipartisan Chronic Care Working Group of the Senate Finance Committee is considering requiring the inclusion of the Hospice Benefit in Medicare Advantage Plans (“Plans”).  The idea for inclusion of hospice in these plans is generally credited to MedPAC, which recommended legislation to incorporate hospice into Plans in 2013.  This is a significant issue of immediate importance. The National …

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