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Many believe that hospice is inevitably sad or scary. The reality is that everyone will die and hospice gives patients and their families hope for brighter days although those days may be limited. Hospice truly is about listening to the goals you and your loved ones have. It is about managing symptoms so that you can feel as well as possible and be able to enjoy precious moments together. Our team will take time to listen to your hopes and work with you to create a plan of care that helps you to maintain control, dignity, comfort, and quality of life.
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The Hospice Medicare Benefit is a comprehensive, holistic program of care and support for terminally ill patients and their families. Hospice care changes the focus to comfort care (palliative care) for pain relief and symptom management instead of care to cure the patient’s illness.
Patients with Medicare Part A qualify for 100% coverage hospice care benefits if they meet the following criteria:
After certification, the patient may elect the hospice benefit for:
All hospice care and services offered to patients and their families must follow an individualized written plan of care (POC) that meets the patient’s needs. The hospice interdisciplinary group establishes the POC together with the attending physician (if any), the patient or representative, and the primary caregiver.to this item.
The Hospice Medicare Benefit includes these items and services to reduce pain or disease severity and manage the terminal illness and related conditions:
Medicare may pay for other reasonable and necessary hospice services in the patient’s plan of care.
Generally, Medicare pays hospice agencies a daily rate for each day a patient is enrolled in the hospice benefit. Medicare makes this daily payment regardless of the number of services provided on a given day, including days when the hospice provides no services. The daily payment rates cover the hospice’s costs for providing services included in patient care plans. Medicare makes daily payments based on 1 of 4 levels of hospice care:
End-of-life care can take a toll on both the patient and family/caregiver. The Cottonwood Hospice team can alleviate the care burden while improving quality of life of the patient. Hospice is covered 100% by Medicare, Medicaid, Veteran Affairs and most insurers. You may be ready for hospice if you have had: