Leg­is­la­tion that re­quires hospice fa­cil­i­ties to be in­spected at least ev­ery three years

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cleared the U.S. House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives and the Se­nate last week. Pre­vi­ously, in­spec­tions could take place as in­fre­quently as ev­ery eight years, ac­cord­ing to the Na­tional Hospice and Pal­lia­tive Care Or­ga­ni­za­tion, which pushed for the leg­is­la­tion. A 2007 re­port by HHS’ in­spec­tor gen­eral’s of­fice called for es­tab­lish­ing fed­eral guide­lines that would dic­tate how fre­quently hospice fa­cil­i­ties should be cer­ti­fied. The bill, known as the Im­prov­ing Medi­care Post-Acute Care Trans­for­ma­tion Act of 2014, was spon­sored by Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.), chair­man of the House Ways and Means Com­mit­tee.

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