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Q: Hospice in America ( No Answer,   1 Comment )
Subject: Hospice in America
Category: Health > Seniors
Asked by: khawk-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 20 Dec 2004 09:29 PST
Expires: 19 Jan 2005 09:29 PST
Question ID: 445144
How many Medicare certified hospice are there in America?  As of 2004
- most data only shows through 2001 or 2002.
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Subject: Re: Hospice in America
From: seejanerun-ga on 26 Dec 2004 23:44 PST
As a certified hospice volunteer and former Supervisor of Volunteer
Services for a Medicare reimbursed hospice try contacting the National
Hospice and Pallative Care Organization, located in Ohio, I think.
They do have a website as well. Nonetheless, they are a member
organization that tracks data and membership for national
hospices/organizations. Note that most stats on any info for a certain
year will be one year behind. You will probably have reliable data for
2003, but it may be awhile for year-end 2004 stats to be available.
Also, some hospices may take Medicare but also will accept patients
regardless of ability to pay--if that is what/why you may be asking.
Some accept both and most insurance plans--while they don't advertise
it--will pay for the hospice benefit. Just a FYI. Hope that helps.

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