Hospices feel effects of sequestration cuts to Medicare

06/18/2013 | Gazette (Cedar Rapids-Marion, Iowa), The

Iowa hospice officials say federal sequestration cuts will have an impact because so many of their patients are on Medicare, which was required to trim payments 2% starting in April. Hospices rely on networks of volunteers to provide additional resources for family caregivers, said Iowa City Hospice Executive Director Maggie Elliott.

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