Delaware Hospice lays off dozens of employees
WILMINGTON, Del. - January 10, 2013 (WPVI) -- Shrinking federal reimbursements have led the Delaware Hospice to lay off dozens of employees.
The hospice's CEO, Susan Lloyd, tells the News Journal of Wilmington that the nonprofit healthcare provider has let 52 workers go.
She says the decision wasn't made lightly but is necessary to keep the hospice in operation. She says all departments in the 400-member staff will be affected by the job cuts, but that palliative care service won't be disrupted and that the hospice still plans to build a 24-bed facility in Pike Creek.
She says part of the problem is that Medicare is no longer reimbursing hospice providers for certain services that had previously qualified. She says claims for Medicare reimbursement are under review.
Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., http://www.delawareonline.com
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