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HELP Act (Identified by CRS)

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Hospice Evaluation and Legitimate Payment Act

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A bill to strengthen and protect Medicare hospice programs.

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04/04/2011Introduced in Senate

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04/04/2011Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (text of measure as introduced: CR S2089-2090)
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04/04/2011Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S2089)
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Senate Finance04/04/2011 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (04/04/2011)

Hospice Evaluation and Legitimate Payment Act - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act with respect to the face-to-face encounter framework in hospice care. Allows a clinical nurse specialist, physician assistant, or other health professional (in addition to a hospice physician or a nurse practitioner, as under current law) to conduct the face-to-face encounter with an individual to determine continued eligibility for hospice care before the first 60-day (currently, 180-day) recertification period and each subsequent recertification period.

Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish a Medicare Hospice Payment Reform demonstration program to test any revisions to the methodology for determining payment rates for routine home care and other hospice care services.

Sets at every three years the frequency of surveys of certified hospice program entities.