Regulators, Hospice Providers Disconnect on Live Discharges

As the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) pays closer attention to increasing rates of live discharges, hospice organizations are seeking ways to balance their mission to provide patient-centered care with their obligation to meet regulatory requirements. In 2015, U.S. hospice providers discharged 160,000 individuals before end-of-life, representing 16.7 percent of all hospice […]