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Trends in Nursing Home-Hospice Contracting and Common Ownership between Hospice Agencies and Nursing Homes: Final Report

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Between 2005 and 2015, the number of hospice agencies with common ownership to nursing homes nearly quintupled in number and now represents almost 1-in-5 hospice agencies participating in the Medicare program. Using data from 2005-2015, the report describes: (1) trends in nursing home-hospice contracting relationships and in common ownership between hospice agencies and nursing homes; (2) geographic dimensions of nursing home-hospice contracting; and (3) hospice use trends in nursing homes with and without common ownership.