Medicare Unveils ‘Skeletal’ Site For Hospice Comparison Shopping

(By Melissa Bailey for Kaiser Health News)

Medicare launched a website aimed at helping families choose a hospice — but experts say it doesn’t help very much.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services this week released Hospice Compare, a consumer-focused website that lets families compare up to three hospice agencies at a time, among 3,876 nationwide. Following similar websites for hospitals and nursing homes, the site aims to improve transparency and empower families to “take ownership of their health,” according to a press release. Continue reading article here…

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