Hospice Funding Cuts Temporarily Halted

April 2009
Journal of Gerontological Nursing;Apr2009, Vol. 35 Issue 4, p7
Academic Journal
The article reports on the impact U.S. President Barack Obama's 2009 signing of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 will have on the funding of hospice care in the U.S. The act contains a one year moratorium on reductions in Medicare funding that is used to fund more than 4,700 hospice programs in the U.S. With the signing and the moratorium a $135 million decrease in hospice funding will not happen in 2009.


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