F20-Expanding the Hospice Benefit Under Medicare

Resolution and Position Statements
July 1, 2020

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine work with the American Medical Association (AMA) and other interested parties to seek legislative action modifying the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Part A benefits to expand hospice benefits to beneficiaries with a prognosis of one year or less;

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine work with the AMA and other interested parties to seek legislative action expanding hospice benefits to include 100 days of nursing home stay for hospice care at the end of life.