UMMS Affiliation

Commonwealth Medicine, Center for Health Policy and Research

Date

6-1-2012

Document Type

Technical Report

Disciplines

Health Economics | Health Policy | Health Services Administration | Health Services Research

Abstract

The MassHealth Hospice Program: Overview and Analysis study employed mixed methods to conduct a descriptive analysis of primary and secondary data, using document review, key informant interviews, and MassHealth claims and enrollment data. This report explains the structure and implementation of the hospice benefit, examines the increase in hospice benefit utilization and expenditures, assesses member and family satisfaction with the benefit, and describes end of life services provided by Medicaid programs in five states.

Client/Partner: MassHealth

Keywords

MassHealth, Massachusetts, hospice, end of life services, Medicaid

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