What Does the Hospice Admission Process Involve?

Hospice admission includes a thorough evaluation to determine eligibility based on the primary diagnosis. The evaluation discussion may include:

  • Criteria for admission depending on the primary diagnosis
  • Clinical physical assessment
  • Review of current medications
  • Discussion of pain and symptom management
  • Options for medical equipment
  • Overview of care team
  • Gathering and completing admission paperwork
  • A review of hospice coverage