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Admission Guideline for Hospice

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...
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End-of-life planning: decisions in late-stage care

When caregivers, family members, loved ones & DPOA  are clear about the patient’s preferences for treatment for the end  of life care, they’re free to devote their energy to care & compassion. To...
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Understanding late-stage care

In the final stages of terminal illnesses, it can become evident that in spite of the best care, attention, and treatment, your patient  is approaching the end of his or her life. The patient's care...
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Who can refer a patient to hospice care?

Anybody can suggest hospice care but to get admitted the patient needs to meet the criteria. referral sources are : Patient / family Friend Primary-care physician, specialists, or hospital doctor...
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Who pays for hospice care?

Medicare recipients are entitled to receive Medicare hospice benefits under Medicare Part A. Most state Medicaid programs also cover these services. The majority of private insurance carriers have hospice...
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A guide to hospice care services

Hospice care services are typically structured according to the needs and wishes of each patient and his or her family. patients will be admitted to hospice who meets admission guideline. Depending on the...