Medicare Seeks To Stop Overpayments For Hospice Patients' Drugs

Reporting for Kaiser Health News, in collaboration with The Washington Post, Susan Jaffe writes: “New Medicare guidance taking effect today aims to stop the federal government from paying millions of dollars to hospice organizations and drug insurance plans for the same prescriptions for seniors. But the changes may make it more difficult for dying patients to get some medications, senior advocates and hospice providers say” (Jaffe, 5/1). Read the story.

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