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Amid For-Profit Surge, Rural Hospice Has Offered Free Care for 40 Years

Source
Kaiser Health News
Date
Oct 20, 2017
Summary
Highlights the work of a non-profit hospice in Washington which, despite external pressure, has depended on volunteers and community donations to avoid accepting federal funding. This has allowed them to operate more flexibly because they are not bound by the regulations that accompany Medicare hospice funding, like only accepting patients with six months or fewer to live and requiring patients to receive care from a hospice physician rather than continuing with their own physician.
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Community engagement and volunteerism · Healthcare business and finance · Hospice and palliative care · Legislation and regulations · Medicare · Washington