NHPCO’s Facts & Figures on Hospice Care in America, an updated PDF with additional notes on data and methodology was released 07/03/19, this is the most recent version of our report (the 2018 edition) reflecting 2017 data. It continues our methodology with the primary data source being CMS hospice claims data included in the hospice standard analytical file Limited Data Set.

The report provides specific information on:

      • Hospice patient characteristics;
      • Location and level of care;
      • Medicare hospice spending;
      • Hospice provider characteristics; and
      • Volunteer and bereavement services information.