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Admission & Recertification Guidelines for Hospice

  • Terminal diagnosis,
  • Life expectancy of six months or less;
  • Certified by 2 physicians
  • Patient must give consent (DPOA or family  if patient is unable to do so) ;
  • To bill for continuous care provide 8 hours a day care starting at 12 am
  • Patient can choose any physician to be his attending
  • The patient could consult another physician for secondary diagnosis (not for primary Dx that is the one he was admitted with)
  • Respite care is for 5 days : should be use infrequently; Psychosocial crisis of the caregiver may result in use of respite care;

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