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Hospice General Criteria

Clinical progression of disease:

  • Multiple hospitalizations, emergency department visits, or increased use of other health care services
  • Serial physician assessments, laboratory or x-ray studies consistent with progressive illness
  • Changes in minimal data set (MDS) for patients in long-term care facilities
  • ┬áProgressive deterioration of the patient while receiving home health care

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