Evaluating Federal Policy Changes to Hospice Benefit, Use by Patients With Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementias

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About The Study: This study of Medicare claims data found that there were immediate declines in the share of patients receiving hospice care with Alzheimer disease and related dementias and a slower growth in use of hospice care by these patients after implementation of Medicare policy changes that aimed to reduce long hospice stays.

Authors: Kan Z. Gianattasio, M.P.P., of the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health in Washington, D.C., is the corresponding author.



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