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Hospice Admissions and Utilizations Continue to Rise

Posted on Friday, December 21, 2018 12:38 AM

According to Excel Health, which offers on-demand, cloud-based data solutions for some of the biggest players in the post-acute care sector, home health and hospice admissions continued to rise in the second quarter or 2018.  Utilization for home health remained steady, while it continued to increase in hospice.

“Hospice admissions grew 3.5% from the second quarter of 2017 to the second quarter of 2018, rising to 335,200. During that period, hospice utilization, which measures the use of hospice services among Medicare decedents, increased 1.5 percentage points to 49.7%.”

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