Hospice, Palliative and Supportive Care

 Supportive CarePalliative CareHospice Care
Purpose:Provide support, case management, symptom management and advance care planning for those who are not ready for hospiceConsultation for palliative symptom management and goals of careMedical, emotional and spiritual support to those with weeks to months to live
Cost to Patient:Private pay, may apply for Reduced Fee Program. May be covered by Medicare at no cost to patientMedicare and Private Insurance, Co-pays and Deductibles are in effectMedicare Hospice Benefit, Private Insurance, Private Pay, May apply for Reduced Fee Program
Criteria:12 month prognosis May be receiving aggressive/curative therapyPain and symptom management related to serious, usually progressive illness6 month prognosis
Admission Process:Call Access Department at (844) 422-4031Call Palliative Medicine at (717) 735-3131Call Access Department at (844) 422-4031
24 Hour a Day AccessYesOn-call Physician via phone onlyYes
Routine Nursing, Social Work and Chaplain VisitYesNoYes
On-Call Nursing VisitsYesNoYes
Coverage of DME MedicationsNo - Patient Insurance coverage in effectNo - Patient Insurance coverage in effectYes - Under Hospice Benefit