Hospice and Palliative Care

 Palliative CareHospice Care
Criteria: Pain and symptom management related to serious, usually progressive illness6 month prognosis
Admission Process:Call Palliative Medicine at (717) 735-3131Call Access Department at (844) 422-4031
Coverage of DME MedicationsNo - Patient Insurance coverage in effectYes - Under Hospice Benefit
Cost to Patient:Medicare and Private Insurance, Co-pays and Deductibles are in effectMedicare Hospice Benefit, Private Insurance, Private Pay, May apply for Reduced Fee Program
Purpose:Consultation for palliative symptom management and goals of careMedical, emotional and spiritual support to those with weeks to months to live
24 Hour a Day AccessOn-call Physician via phone onlyYes
Routine Nursing, Social Work and Chaplain VisitNoYes
On-Call Nursing VisitsNoYes