Home Health, Hospice

To receive Medicare hospice benefit, patient must be certified as terminally ill

In order for a patient to receive the Medicare hospice benefit, the patient must be certified as terminally ill, according to a cgsmedicare webpage.

The certification/recertification is an important part of required documentation for Medicare payment for the hospice services provided. A common reason for hospice certification errors are related to a missing or invalid physician narrative statement, according to a cgsmedicare webpage.

Related link: For more information about the Medicare hospice benefit, visit: https://bit.ly/2Re1k3C.