2023’s Most Impactful Hospice Regulatory Moves

2023’s Most Impactful Hospice Regulatory Moves

Program integrity issues that have heated up in the hospice space during the past five years reached a boiling point in 2023. 

Hospice providers have seen an array of increased regulatory oversight in 2023. That momentum has been fueled by two main concerns among regulators – risks of patient safety and evidence of malfeasance in the space. 

Hospice News sat down with providers, advocacy groups, legal experts, and other stakeholders to uncover the most significant hospice regulatory trends from this year and their anticipated impacts heading into 2024 and beyond. 

“There is scrutiny on hospice care [that’s] setting the stage for the next phase of what hospice oversight looks like. But we know that action can work in a pendulum. It’s ensuring that it’s appropriate oversight for bad actors and lands in a good place for the rest of those providing care in good faith. It’s a critical time to be really engaged and on top of those facets of your operations because the chances that you’re going to be under some level of scrutiny are pretty high right now.”

Mollie Gurian, VP, home-based and HCBS policy, LeadingAge

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