For Immediate Release:
September 25, 2018

A Special Opportunity to Learn More about the Reports from the Office of the Inspector General

(Alexandria, Va) – NHPCO will host a free Virtual Town Hall for members on Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET with the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services.

As providers will likely remember, in July 2019, two OIG reports were released (PDF) that identified concerns with the large number of hospices with survey deficiencies and examples of hospice patients in immediate jeopardy for harm. These two reports have received media and policymaker attention since their release.

“This virtual town hall offers members a unique opportunity to learn more about the OIG’s specific findings and the suggested reforms OIG is recommending for both CMS and Congress to undertake,” said NHPCO President and CEO Edo Banach.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn and ask questions with the authors of the reports including Assistant Inspector General Erin Bliss, Assistant Inspector General for Evaluation and Inspections at HHS Office of Inspector General, Nancy Harrison, Deputy Regional Inspector General Office of Evaluation and Inspections in New York and Jodi Nudelman, Regional Inspector General for the Office of Evaluation and Inspections in New York.

Prior to registering for the event, members are asked to review the OIG talking points (PDF) prepared by NHPCO.

To register for this free Virtual Town Hall, NHPCO members will find the necessary registration link in the weekly NewsBriefs issued September 26.