Hospice and Palliative Care Eligibility Guidelines
Does your patient need hospice or palliative care? Patients are eligible for hospice care when a physician makes a clinical determination that life expectancy is six months or less if the terminal illness runs its normal course.
Hospice Eligibility Guidelines
These general and diagnosis-specific guidelines will help you determine if your patient is eligible for hospice. The guidelines are provided as a convenient tool and are not meant to take the place of a physician's professional judgment.
Quick, Secure and Simple
Refer your hospice-eligible patient easily. The VITAS app features:
- One-touch referral capability
- Immediate access to hospice clinical guidelines
- 1-click access to a VITAS admissions coordinator
- Android and iOS compatibility