HCFO Grantee Highlighted in Island Packet Opinion Column on the Hospice Program

Publication Date: 
June 25, 2009

Findings from a HCFO study led by Donald H. Taylor, Ph.D., assistant professor at Duke University, were highlighted in the June 25, 2009 The Island Packet Opinion Column, “Federal Government Has to Get With—and Behind—the Hospice Program.” The article discusses the importance of hospice care and reimbursement. Taylor completed a HCFO-sponsored study that examined whether hospice saves money for the Medicare program and whether hospice has any effect on the out-of-pocket expenses incurred by families of terminally ill Medicare beneficiaries.