Source: Paper by David Stevenson and colleagues via Austin Frakt.
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I wonder how the chart would look with inflation and technological improvements factored in
similar, the percentages would just be closer together
“MA plans provide less end-of-life care in hospital settings.”
Stuff like this makes end of life decisions a lot easier. Especially for families looking at hospice options.
Yes, it could potentially millions under the new programs
“Although these ﬁnancial incentives were unchanged, TM hospice enrollment grew almost twice as fast as MA hospice enrollment over the study period, perhaps suggesting a broader recognition of hospice’s potential beneﬁts and a more active effort by hospice agencies to increase enrollment.”
Oh, most certainly
I’m curious to see what factors led to the rapid enrollment
Maybe hospice knows they’ll make more with TM enrollees?
Stay away from Medicare Advantage…
The publication would prove otherwise.
They prove less end of life care, but initially have lower visits
Hospice use in the year preceding death was higher among MA than TM decedents in 2003 (38% vs. 29%), but the gap narrowed over the study period (46% vs. 40% in 2009). Relative to TM, MA decedents had significantly lower rates of inpatient admissions (5%-14% lower), inpatient days (18%-29% lower), and emergency department visits (42%-54% lower). MA decedents initially had lower rates of ambulatory surgery and procedures that converged with TM rates by 2009 and had modestly lower rates of physician visits initially that surpassed TM rates by 2007.
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