Hospice in Medicare: a Victim of Success?

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal (subscription required) reports that Medicare is paying more than expected for hospice care.  The apparent reason:  hospice is being provided to people who are not close to death. The initial idea of hospice was to provide palliative care for people with 6 months or less to live.  Leave aside, for the moment, that making such a prognosis… // Read More »

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