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Medicare End-of-Life Benefit for Nursing Home Residents

In this Commonwealth Fund–supported study, the authors call for a new Medicare benefit to support end-of-life care for those spending their final days in a nursing home. Arguing that the current hospice benefit is a poor fit with the nursing home setting, the authors recommend a benefit that would enable nursing home residents to receive individualized palliative and psychosocial services in addition to rehabilitative services.

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