Posted October 5, 2012

Interesting… don't you think?

Medicare enrollees choose nursing homes over hospice for end-of-life care, research shows

Palliative and hospice care should be included in Medicare's nursing home benefits, according to authors of a new study.

Nearly one-third of Medicare beneficiaries choose to stay in a nursing home for end-of-life care, because Medicare does not cover room and board in hospice, according to the study.

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