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OIG Announces New Hospice Focus Area in OIG Work Plan

On Thursday June 15, 2017, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) announced a new work plan focus area on hospice, entitled "Trends in Hospice Deficiencies and Complaints."

They state "Previous OIG reports identified numerous vulnerabilities and raised concerns about the limited enforcement actions against poorly performing hospices. As part of OIG's ongoing commitment to address quality of care, we will determine the extent and nature of hospice deficiencies and complaints and identify trends."

Expected release of the report is in FY2018.

Read more on the OIG website.