Term Hospice Care
Code LT-3000
Definition Programs that provide a full range of supportive services for terminally ill individuals who are in the final stages of their illnesses and for their families. Services may include medical care, pain and symptom management, home nurse visitation, case management, emotional and spiritual support, and bereavement services for the patient and members of the family. Hospice care may be provided at home, in a freestanding hospice facility, a hospice unit of a hospital or in long-term care facilities such as nursing homes. In order to qualify for Medicaid or Medicare reimbursement, an individual must have a life threatening illness and must be certified by their physician to have entered the last six months of life.
Created 3/10/92
Changed 2/27/12
Use References End of Life Hospice Care
Terminal Illness Care
See Also References Home Care/Hospice Associations (TN-2900)
Hospice Care Referrals (LH-2600.3000)
Hospice Care Volunteer Opportunities (PX-3000.3000)
Medical Assistance in Dying (LT-4900)
Palliative Care (LT-6650)
Pastoral Care (LH-6300.6400)
Terminal Illness Counseling (RP-1400.8000-850)
Terminal Illness Support Groups (PN-8100.8600)
External Classification Terms Health (CAN HC-300)
Health Care (USA HC-300)
Hospice Care (NPC E09.05)
Hospices (NTE P74)
Related Concepts Death and Dying
Long Term Care
Facet Service
Bibliographic References

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