Hospice Careby admin on 01/10/2016 11:48 AM
Hospice care, the Medicare program designed for the terminally ill in the 1980s has mushroom beyond any bureaucratic expectations. Initially projected to cover the final 180days of life, by 2013 paid for an average of 1000 days spread out over four or more calendar years. They cost Medicare 14% of its hospice spending, even though they accounted for just 1.3% of its hospice patients.
WSJ Fri Fed 19, 2016, front page by Christopher Weaver, Anna Wiolde Mathews and Tom McGinty
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