Eligibility and Diseases– Hospice Treatment Terms and Conditions:
Who can contact or ask for hospice services?
- Members of the family or acquaintances
- Physicians or medical practitioners
Contact Nevada Hospice Care as soon as possible. If you’re not sure whether hospice is the right choice, we can help. Families are provided with the resources they need to realize what to anticipate as the conditions of their loved one’s advance.
What is to be expected?
- A qualified and professional Hospice Admissions Representative can schedule a confidential meeting for you and your relatives.
- Each patient is assessed independently to evaluate their prognosis and whether their therapeutic priorities are compatible with what hospice offers.
- A doctor’s referral is received before admission, and the evaluation of the hospice should be completed; federal or state laws require hospice eligibility to be proven.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) recommends doctors to refer ASAP the patients with life-limiting diseases, noting:
- A prognosis doesn’t need to be set in stone because specific end-stage scenarios include unforeseeable paths.
- Patients may feel better at first
- Hospice can, on occasion, last longer than six months
When a doctor has confirmed that a life expectancy is six months or fewer, you might be considered for hospice. You are always entitled to change your mind and go back to curative therapy should you believe it’s the best choice for you or your loved one. You can also be referred to the hospital for other forms of care, as long as the treatment is not linked to the condition of the hospice care, and the therapy includes enhancing the quality of life.
The criteria for Hospice registration
In order to be considered for Hospice Care under Medicare, the patient must be admitted to Part A under Medicaid and confirmed to be terminally ill by their doctor and to have a prognosis under six months.