An OIG report entitled "Long Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs) Short-Stay Outliers" suggests that despite a decline in short-stay outliers in recent years, some discharge patterns raise concerns that patients are inappropriately placed in LTCHs or discharged based on financial incentives.  The OIG also has issued a report analyzing "Hospice Beneficiaries’ Use of Respite Care".  The report identified limited instances where the use of respite care may have been inappropriate because it exceeded 5 consecutive days or because the beneficiary received respite care while residing in a nursing facility.