[Medicare Benefits For Hospice]
2003 Publication # CMS 02154-S Translated version of English Medicare Benefits booklet. Centro de Servicios de Medicare y Medicaid — 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244-1850
Obtain from: Department of Health and Human Services 1-800-633-4227. (Can order a limited amount free of charge.)
It's not surprising that individuals in their last year of life consume a disproportionate share of medical resources. One percent of the population accounts for 30 percent of the nation's health care expenditures. Nearly half of those people are elderly.
Medicare, the health insurance program for the elderly, spends nearly 30 percent of its budget on beneficiaries in their final year of life. Slightly more than half of Medicare dollars are spent on patients who die within two months.
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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Last Acts Program spearheaded the national movement in the late 1990s on into 2004. Incredible research and publishing was completed during that period and available through this site along with more current publications.
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Seniors & the Law: A Guide for Maturing Californians - Last updated in 2009. Avaialbe free in English or Spanish.
Seniors & the Law offers an overview of important issues facing senior citizens, including finances and debt, social security and insurance, housing and caregiving, employment, health care, elder abuse/elder fraud, grandparents' rights, divorce and remarriage, and estate planning and legal services. This guide provides valuable information for seniors, their adult children, and their ... Read More