Missed Visits, Uncontrolled Pain And Fraud: Report Says Hospice Lacks Oversight

(By Melissa Bailey for Kaiser Health News)

Elderly patients spent over two weeks in uncontrolled pain or respiratory distress. Acute care was rare on weekends. And recruiters went door to door pitching fraudulent schemes, luring healthy patients to sign up for hospice in exchange for free housecleaning and medicine. Continue reading article here…

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