Hospice & Palliative Care

Learning about Hospice Care as Naive: the Hospice Medicare Benefit (Reading & Sharing)

This is an X year old man/woman with the hospice diagnosis of Y, and comorbidities of Z. … …

The Hospice Medicare Benefit covers services from doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, nurses’ aides, therapists, social workers, chaplains, and volunteers. Medical equipment, supplies, and medications that are related to the terminal illness are also covered. Respite care is available in an inpatient facility for up to 5 days each month.

 

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Resource: Fast Facts for the Hospice (2017)

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