Frequently Asked Questions from the Webinar:
Just Say YES! Ensuring Eligible Patients Are Admitted to Hospice

By Marcia Levetown, MD

Identifying patients appropriate for hospice can be challenging, and hospices need clarity on this complex issue to continue providing compliant care.

Pioneering hospice physician Dr. Marcia Levetown shared her expert advice in our recent webinar — Just Say YES! Ensuring Eligible Patients Are Admitted to Hospice — now available to watch on-demand. Dr. Levetown adds valuable context to her original presentation in this new frequently asked questions document.

Get answers to questions such as:

  • Which dementia diagnoses does CMS accept as primary hospice diagnoses?
  • Why is the FAST score only used for Alzheimer’s disease but not other dementias?
  • How can hospices code dementia diagnoses not present in a history and physical?

This valuable resource also features an appendix with local coverage determinations (LCDs) details from three Medicare fiscal intermediaries:

  • Palmetto GBA
  • NGS
  • CGS

Download and share this handout with your team!


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