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For-Profit Hospice Facilities More Likely to Overbill Medicare

Study finds that many patients receive more treatment than they need

Recently, a woman was treated as an in-patient at a for-profit hospice facility for a total of 51 days. The problem? Her symptoms were already well-managed, and she only needed occasional help with eating and taking her medication. Researchers found that … Continue reading

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The Pitfalls of Choosing Hospice Care

Why a nonprofit hospice may be a more sensible option when choosing end-of-life palliative care

What if you’ve cared for terminally ill loved ones until your resources have been exhausted? You are exhausted too, having taken on a role of a nurse while grieving over the impending loss. Finally a decision is reached to find … Continue reading

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