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Levels of care in hospice: what you need to know and what you need to do

FAQs from the Webinar - Levels of care in hospice: what you need to know and what you need to do

Written by Marcia Levetown, MD, MMM, HMDC, FAAHPM

Hospice patients frequently require different intensities of care during the course of care. To address this need, the Medicare hospice benefit provides for four levels of care. However, recent studies by the Office of Inspector General have found frequent and substantial instances of inappropriate billing for the advanced levels of care, particularly continuous care and general inpatient care. To survive scrutiny by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), it is essential for you and your team to be up-to-date on the eligibility requirements for the levels of care in hospice.

Levels of care in hospice was the topic of a recent 60-minute webinar presented by Marcia Levetown, MD, MMM, HMDC, FAAHPMLevels of care in hospice: what you need to know and what you need to do — now available to watch on demand. Now Dr. Levetown answers some of the most popular questions asked during the webinar in this new FAQ document.

Get answers to these questions and many more:

  • What is the role of the MD during CC?
  • With regard to respite care, does a nurse need to visit the patient daily?
  • When you say 8 hours of nursing care for CC, are aide services included as "nursing?"
  • Can you do GIP for IV antibiotics?

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Recorded Oct 23, 2018

Marcia Levetown

Marcia Levetown

Marcia Levetown, MD, MMM, HMDC, FAAHPM was among the first physicians in the U.S. to be certified in hospice and palliative medicine in 2008. She has been a pioneer in the field since 1994 and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Levetown has held professorships in internal medicine and pediatrics, served as the inaugural Chair of the Institute of Palliative Care at the Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas, as Regional Medical Director for Vitas, and served as a member of an IOM Committee. She is a highly sought after speaker, author of two books, several chapters in leading palliative care textbooks, many articles and national policies on ethics and palliative care topics.

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Presenter: Jill Dyer, BSN, RN, HCS-D, HCS-O

People who choose a life of caring — and the organizations and communities they serve — deserve a special kind of support. So we help them to care smarter. Liberating them to focus on the people they serve. Providing solutions that make work flow, integrate insights, and update effortlessly.

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Presenter: Jill Dyer, BSN, RN, HCS-D, HCS-O

People who choose a life of caring — and the organizations and communities they serve — deserve a special kind of support. So we help them to care smarter. Liberating them to focus on the people they serve. Providing solutions that make work flow, integrate insights, and update effortlessly.

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People who choose a life of caring — and the organizations and communities they serve — deserve a special kind of support. So we help them to care smarter. Liberating them to focus on the people they serve. Providing solutions that make work flow, integrate insights, and update effortlessly. So they're able to anticipate — and exponentially increase — the impact of care.