Hospice is a special way of caring for a person who is terminally ill. The person has the desire to remain at home, pain free until the end of their life. Persons that qualify for hospice services are those with the following disease processes:
The person’s physician must certify that the patient has a terminal / life limiting illness with a life expectancy of six months or less. Any diagnosis other than cancer must meet guidelines established by the State. Patient will be assessed by a RN and a plan of care will be established. Hospice services are provided by Nurses, Aides, Medical Social Worker, Chaplain and Volunteer services to meet all the needs of the family and the patient. Hospice also provides medications, medical equipment (oxygen, beds, bedside commodes) and supplies (diapers, depends) that might be required by the patient.
Hospice Coverage: Medicare Part A covers hospice services if patient is expected to die within six months. Hospice services can be provided for two 90-day periods and an unlimited number of additional 60-day periods.Patient or the patient’s health care guardian must indicate in writing your decision to receive hospice care instead of other Medicare benefits.
Hospice Costs: Deductibles and coinsurance don’t apply to hospice care. Patient is not responsible for any services received under Hospice. Inpatient respite care is time a patient spends in a hospice facility to allow the caregiver to rest. Medicare covers no more than five respite days in a row, each time a patient uses it.
Patients identified for hospice services are evaluated by an RN to establish patient needs and service eligibility. The RN follows up with informing the physician of the evaluation, and upon instructions from the physician, the RN admits the patient into the hospice program.
Our mission at ‘Star Hospice’ is dedicated to serving persons and their loved ones during the process of dying and grieving utilizing our comprehensive services supported by compassionate care.
Service Coverage Area: Odessa, Midland, Monahans, Kermit, Andrews, Crane, Hobbs, Seminole, Brownfield, Plainview, Lubbock
Payment Sources: Medicare, Medicaid, Private Insurance, Private Pay
Qualifying For Insurance Payment: Based on individual coverage qualified ‘Star Care’ staff members will evaluate each patient clinical requirements, payor sources and qualifying criteria to provide appropriate & clinically focused services in compliance with State & Federal guidelines for these services.