NHEA: Home Care and Hospice Services Grew 9.9% in 2006

According to the National Health Expenditure Accounts (NHEA) official estimates, free-standing home care and hospice services grew 9.9% in 2006 ($52.7 billion) while the Producer Price Index for home health care services increased 0.6 percent. This is a slowdown in growth, as the Producer Price Index, which measures average change over time in the selling…