Federal Medicare Audit Might Force Layoffs at S.D. Hospice
Issues uncovered by a federal Medicare audit could force San Diego Hospice to return millions of dollars to Medicare and lay off as many as 200 employees, according to CEO Kathleen Pacurar. Medicare is conducting audits nationwide to demine whether hospice facilities' policies are too liberal in qualifying patients for Medicare hospice reimbursements.
- "Hospice Threatened by Medicare Audit" (Sisson, U-T San Diego, 11/12).