Improving Care for the End of Life, Online Edition The Palliative Care Policy Center

Sourcebook : Improving Care for the End of Life : 9.1 Medicare Payments for Fee-for-Service Programs

Most fee-for-service payments to health care programs are based on the nature of the program; most people with serious illness at the end of life will use a combination of home health care, hospital care, and nursing home care. Here we review major considerations surrounding reimbursement in the three major programs by which fee-for-service care is organized.

9.1.1 Home Health Care
9.1.2 Skilled Nursing Facilities
9.1.3 Hospitals
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This online version of the book Improving Care for the End of Life: A Sourcebook for Health Care Managers and Clinicians is provided with permission of Americans for Better Care of the Dying [ www.abcd-caring.org ] and Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.

For further information on quality improvement in end-of-life care visit The Palliative Care Policy Center [ www.medicaring.org ].

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