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Geripal Blog: The Shortsighted Argument in Limiting Hospice Access

September 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Blogs, Stories | No Comments

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It feels like every passing day brings with it more news of an aggressive campaign to reign in the cost of Medicare hospice spending.  For instance, federal government investigations of hospices that enroll patients who live longer than 6 months have resulted in the death of one of the most important organizations in our field, San Diego Hospice (as covered by Pallimed here). There have also been threats from those like the governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal, who attempted to make a case that eliminating Medicaid hospice care would save the state over a million dollars…

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Geripal Blog: “How should costs fit into the conversation about end-of-life care?”

Geripal Blog: “Hospice Upheaval”