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.
Palliative Care Guidelines
Palliative care provides patients with relief from the symptoms, pain and stress of a serious illness—whatever the diagnosis. Here are some of the guidelines to determine if your patient could benefit from palliative care.
Quick, Secure and Simple
Refer your hospice-eligible patient easily. The VITAS app features:
- HIPAA-compliant hospice referrals
- Interactive scale to determine eligibility
- Disease-specific guidelines
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