CMS Clarifies Use of Contract Nurses in Hospice Facilities During Extraordinary Circumstances

Published: 10/16/2020

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Hospice

According to findings from the Bureau of Labor Statistics,a  shortage of nurses is forecasted through 2024, with a job growth rate that is faster than the average. In a new U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) memorandum, the agency reports that in isolated instances, a hospice agency may find that this shortage of nurses creates a temporary impact on its ability to provide nursing services to patients and as a result may create an access to care concern for hospice beneficiarie

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