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MedPAC Assesses Hospice Payment Adequacy
In last month’s Hospice EndNotes, we discussed the Medicare Payment and Advisory Commission’s (MedPAC) November 2009 report on hospice visit patterns. In this article, we will review MedPAC’s December 2009 report on hospice payment adequacy.

Delegation versus Supervision: What’s the Difference? Do You Have It “Right”?

“You can delegate authority, but you can never delegate responsibility for delegating a task to someone else. If you picked the right man, fine, but if you picked the wrong man, the responsibility is yours—not his,” said Richard E. Krafve, a past vice president and general manager of Ford Motor Company.

I-9 Pitfalls: Small Errors Found in I-9s that Can Cost Big

The Form I-9 is a mandatory employment eligibility verification form. Completion of the I-9 by both employer and employee must occur within three days of hire for every employee hired after November 7, 1986, regardless of nationality or immigration status. I-9 violations can occur even if your workforce is legal.

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