UMMS Affiliation

Commonwealth Medicine, Center for Health Policy and Research

Publication Date


Document Type

Technical Report


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


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


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

DOI of Published Version


Journal/Book/Conference Title

Commonwealth Medicine Publications



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