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Impact of Nursing Shortage on Hospice Care
Memo #
17-01- Hospice
Posting Date
Fiscal Year
• Extraordinary Circumstances due to Nursing Shortage: The period of time has been extended for a hospice agency to elect an exemption to allow for the contracting of nurses pursuant to “extraordinary circumstance” as noted at 42 CFR 418.64 when it believes that the nursing shortage has affected its ability to directly hire sufficient numbers of nurses. • Extension: This policy is effective through September 30, 2018.