Melissa Bailey

Missed Visits, Uncontrolled Pain and Fraud: Report Says Hospice Lacks Oversight

A federal report calls the regulators to ramp up oversight of the industry, citing patients in pain or distress and a lack of care.

Elderly patients spent over two weeks in uncontrolled pain or respiratory distress. Acute care was rare on weekends. And recruiters went door to door pitching fraudulent schemes, luring healthy patients to sign up for hospice in exchange for free housecleaning and medicine.

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