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Hospice RN + LPN Productivity Increase

Oakland, NJ, November 2015 – Productivity for Hospice RNs and LPNs increased in 2015, according to the 2015-2016 Hospice Salary & Benefits Report, just published by Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service (HCS).  In 2014, the average number of actual visits/day for RNs was 4.33, compared to 4.39 in 2015.  The average number of visits for LPNS increased from 5.04 to 5.15.  Home Care Aides (HCAs) productivity also increased, going from 5.21 to 5.31 in 2015.  Actual patient visits are the average number of face-to-face patient visits, including travel and paperwork time.  All visits (including admission and complex) count as one visit.














Data from the 2014 and 2015 Hospice Salary & Benefits Reports


The national turnover rate for Hospice RNs increased to 20.55%, compared to 18.57% in 2014.  HCA turnover also increased from 17.57% to 20.91% in 2015.  

780+ hospices participated in the study.   The complete 260-page Report contains 64 jobs reporting on salaries, bonuses, and hourly & per visit rates.  Data are reported by state, nine geographic regions, nationally, patient days, hospice type and revenue size.  Also included are 18 fringe benefits, planned percent increases, turnover rates, and personnel policies.

Highlights of the Report include:

  • The expanded benefits section reported 100% of agencies offered health insurance
  • The average percent of health insurance paid by agencies ranged from:  67.7%-80.7%
  • Percentile rankings for wages: 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th, 90th and average

With over 44 years’ experience in national healthcare salary and benefits research, Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service is recognized for its comprehensive, responsible and reliable 11 specialized ReportsHCS provides the source for establishing and maintaining an effective compensation program.  A must for any human resource team!

To order, visit the HCS website at www.hhcsinc.com or call (201) 405-0075.

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