How to Determine Hospice Coverage

Hospices are required to cover medications that are reasonable and necessary to relieve patient symptoms and optimize quality of life, not to manage terminal illnesses and related conditions. Hospices are not expected to pay for curative medications or medications that slow disease progression. Specifically, hospices MUST cover 4 classes of medications: analgesics, anxiolytics, antiemetics and [...]

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