A message from Kris Conway to all members of Seattle LTC Guild on Long Term Care Insurance Guild!
We had a great presentation on Hospice! Thank you Susan Reynolds from Seattle's Swedish home care.
Hospice services can be provided almost anywhere: You don't haveto be in a facility.
Hospice Care provides services, from physician and nursing to Grief Counseling and Short term inpatient pain control.
Hospice is an elected benefit through Medicare Part A Individuals must be certified (Determined by Dr.) as having a terminal illness with a prognosis of 6 months.
Hospice is available for 2 periodsof 90 days, and unlimited numbers of subsequent 60 days periods.
Patient elects the Hospice benefts and waives all other rights to Medicare benefits related to the terminal illness
Medicare Advantage and other Manage Care Programs DO NOT have a BASIC Hospice benefit.
Patients may access hospice via regular Medicare. Manage Care Plans must notify insured's of this option.
Centers of Medicare & Medaid Service (CMS) www.cms.hhs.gov/center/hospice.asp