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Hospice Care Services – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

SIC 8059  |  NAICS 623110

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Hospices & Palliative Care Centers  (view report)
Home Health Care Providers  (view report)
Comprehensive industry research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample industry research report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Publications available from this organization include:

Facts & Figures
Annual NHPCO publication provides information on patient characteristics (e.g., age category, gender, race, ethnicity, primary diagnosis, and length of service), number of providers, provider characteristics (e.g., agency type, size, and organizational tax status), payer sources (e.g., Medicare, managed care or private insurance, and Medicaid), level of service provided, staff management, and service delivery.

National Summary Report
Comprehensive annual report provides in-depth statistical data for this healthcare sector, with topics covered in the report including agency demographics, patient volume, patient demographics, location and level of care, payer mix, and agency revenue and expenses. Report is available to members only, with peer reports offering NDS data broken out by agency type and size available at additional cost.

National Association for Home Care & Hospice
Publications available from this organization include:

Caring Magazine
Monthly journal features news and information for home healthcare and hospice professionals, with topics covered in this publication including healthcare trends, management best practices, resource utilization, quality management, marketing insights, agency case studies, and healthcare information technology. Selected feature articles from the current edition of the magazine are available online.

State Fact Sheets
Fact sheets provide a snapshot of home care and hospice services for each state, with data provided including number of Medicare agencies, number of patients served, annual Medicare reimbursement, number of patient visits, agency ownership types (e.g., profit, non-profit), number of staff on a full-time equivalent basis, and average OASIS (Outcome and Assessment Information Set) score for the state.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Hospice Center
Comprehensive federal government site addresses various aspects of hospice care services from a government program standpoint, with content sections including general provider information; quality initiatives; enrollment, participation, and certification; coordination of benefits; educational resources; regulations and notices; billing and payment information; and Medicare and Medicaid payment rates.

Market Analysis

Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

More Resources
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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Hospices  Search for "623110"
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample reports on a national and metropolitan area level are available free online.

Hospices & Palliative Care Centers
(see links for individual reports)

Financial information section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of revenue for organizations that offer symptom relief and pain management for patients with life-terminating illnesses, with these services provided for patients in private residences, nursing homes, and residential care facilities as well as on an inpatient care basis in hospices and hospitals.

Compensation and Salary Surveys

HCS Compensation Service
Hospice Salary & Benefits Report

Annual compensation survey provides salary and hourly wage data for management, nursing, therapy, and clerical job positions, with compensation data reported by agency type, annual revenue (up to $5 million, $5 million and over), and number of patient days (up to 29,999 days, 30,000 days and over) on a national, state, and regional basis. Sample pages for selected job positions are available free online.

PayScale, Inc.
Hospice Care Facility

Free online service provides median salary and hourly wage data for job positions in this healthcare sector such as nurse case manager, registered nurse, social worker, chaplain, aide, and volunteer coodinator, with employers for which wage data is provided including VITAS Healthcare Corporation, Kindred Healthcare, Inc., Gentiva Health Services Inc., and Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, LLC.

Business Valuation Resources

Levin Associates
Home Health Care & Hospice Acquisition Report

Annual report provides an overview of merger and acquisition activity in this sector and includes data summaries for each transaction, with data provided to the extent available including target, acquirer, date, price, terms, and price multiples (e.g., price per unit, price/revenue, price/income). An abstract
from the report containing the preface and selected excerpts is available free online with registration.

Private company sales transaction data for over 800 industries.

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