Our Products can help your organization stay educated and compliant. Shop Now >

Insights

Congressional Conferees Finalize Opioid Package with Hospice Provisions

Posted on Monday, October 1, 2018 12:27 PM

Last week, the House of Representatives passed the opioid package H.R. 6 – The SUPPORT for Patient Communities Act and sent it to the Senate for consideration. 

“Under Section 3222 of H.R. 6, an employee of a qualified hospice program will be permitted to handle for the purpose of onsite disposal-controlled substances dispensed for use by a hospice patient after the patient has died or in cases where the medication has expired.  Additionally, if the employee is the physician of the hospice patient and registered under section 303(f) of the Controlled Substances Act, he/she may dispose of such controlled medications in cases where the   plan of care has changed such that patient no longer needs the medication.”

Source: NAHC Report


About Corridor

Corridor is the nation’s preferred partner and trusted business advisor to home health and hospice providers, providing quality services and impactful results for 30 years. Focusing on key operational, regulatory and financial challenges, Corridor delivering industry-unique solutions and deep expertise in coding, clinical documentation review, compliance, billing and collections , consulting and provider staff education . At Corridor, we make the business of caring for people Better! For the most important industry updates and news that impacts home health and hospice, please make sure to sign up for our weekly newsletter to receive the latest up-to-date industry information direct to your inbox!

For additional information, please contact Corridor at 1-866-263-3795.

Go Back