National Association Of Home Care & Hospice

Hospice costs questioned

Hospice costs questioned

In the midst of debates over how to sustain Medicare, the cost of hospice has come under increased scrutiny. Medicare's tally for hospice care has spiked, and four in 10 Medicare beneficiaries use hospice before they die. At the crux of the issue is that Medicare pays a per diem rate for hospice patients rather than reimbursement based on specific services.