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