What Our Healthcare Partners Need to Know
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Hospice is medical care that focuses on palliative, not curative, treatment. Fully understanding this type of care, and referring patients, can seem complex. This page helps you better understand how hospice, and partnering with VITAS, can help healthcare professionals who care for patients or residents who are no longer responding as hoped to curative care.
For Physicians and Hospitalist Groups
Navigate questions about hospice eligibility, how hospice makes a difference for your patients and their loved ones, and the quality and types of care available to hospice patients. VITAS helps clarify hospice billing and insurance questions. Read more.
Hospital Systems, Health Plans and Providers
Learn how VITAS can impact your bottom line by keeping hospice-eligible patients from readmitting to the ED. VITAS makes care transitions seamless. We ensure that end-of-life patients can remain at home, where they want to be, freeing up beds in your hospital or minimizing readmissions-related costs. Read more.
For Assisted Living Communities
Hospice can offer something new to your ALF and help you provide another level of care to seriously ill residents in the place that they call home. VITAS can help curb unwanted trips to the ED and keep patients at home. Hospice can also help when it comes to difficult discussions and loss. We work alongside your staff to provide your residents near the end of life with an additional level of services. Read more.
For Skilled Nursing Facility Providers
VITAS can help minimize ED readmissions for your patients. We partner with your staff to provide quality end-of-life care for your patients who elect hospice. Our expert hospice team members can also assist your SNF with quality measures and more. Read more.
General FAQs for VITAS Partners
Find the answers to overarching questions about what hospice is, what factors determine hospice eligibility, and financial questions, including billing and reimbursement specific to hospice care. Read more.