The Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration has awarded a certificate of need to Tampa-based Chapters Health System that will double the nonprofit provider’s hospice presence in that state. Chapters Health currently cares for patients in 11 Florida counties. By February they had developed plans to extend their operations to Monroe and Miami-Dade counties. With the new certificate of need they will be able to provide care in a total of 24 counties. The expansion will include extending service to the Florida Keys. Hospice utilization runs high in Florida. The state is third in the nation with 57.9% of Medicare decedents electing hospice in 2018. Utah leads the nation in utilization at 59.4%.
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