‘Silver Tsunami’ Swells Medicare Rolls, Home Health and Hospice Admissions

America’s rapidly aging population is swelling the ranks of Medicare beneficiaries and increasing admissions for hospice and home health in the process, according to the new Excel Health Quarterly Industry Trend Report 2018. Hospitals are still discharging most of their patients with no post-acute care services or to skilled nursing facilities, but strong growth in…

Home Health and Hospice Both Grew in 2017

Both home health and hospice grew in 2017, but the hospice market saw the bigger jump, expanding 6.5 percent in admissions over 2016, according to the annual year-end data from Excel Health. The data shows the number of Medicare beneficiaries rose 2.2 percent to almost 58 million at the end of 2017. The report indicates…