For-Profit Hospice

For-profit hospices serve more extended-stay patients, are more likely to exceed Medicare cap than nonprofits, study finds

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For-profit hospices serve more extended-stay hospice patients than nonprofits, and are much more likely to file claims that exceed Medicare's aggregate annual cap for the hospice benefit, according to newly published findings.

For-profit hospices select patients who require less care, study shows

For-profit hospices select patients who require less care, study shows

For-profit hospices might be admitting more low-cost, lucrative patients, who require less skilled-care than non-profit hospices, a study released Wednesday suggests. Additionally, for-profit agencies average 20 days of care, compared to the 16 days covered by non-profit facilities, according to the study.