What does the Hospice Benefit includes aside from the Hospice Team?
· Basic medical equipment,
· Incontinent supplies
· Medications for pain and symptom
Management and related to Hospice Diagnosis are Provided.
How Long does the benefit last?
The eligible patient will have:
· 90 days first benefit
· Second 90 days -after recertification of Primary Physician
· Unlimited 60 days period after Face to Face visit of a Healthcare professional and recertified again by the Primary
Who Pays for Hospice?
Hospice is covered by MEDICARE, MEDICAID and most private insurances, including many HMO plans.
How is HOSPICE CARE STARTED?
Admission is based on patient need, rather than on their ability to pay
Help is only one phone call away. Referrals are accepted from the attending physician, patient, family member, friends, clergy, social workers, hospital discharge planner, or any person concerned with a patient’s well being. If you call us, we will contact the patient’s physician for approval. Services will be started immediately if eligible.
Is Hospice care only for Hospitals?
Hospice care can be provided at home, in a skilled nursing facility, an assisted-living environment, or at a board and care.
FOR MD REFERRALS: FAX ORDER FOR HOSPICE, MEDICATION LIST, A CERTIFICATION OF TERMINAL ILLNESS, RECENT HISTORY AND PHYSICALS