This course provides a brief overview of both the evolution of hospice care in the United States and the Medicare Hospice Benefit. A basic review of hospice care and services, appropriate for all hospice staff and volunteers, is provided.
Identify three characteristics of hospice care.
Relate the purposes behind the Medicare Hospice Benefit to the regulations guiding provision of care.
Differentiate between Core Covered Services and Covered Services that may be provided under arrangement.
Apply Medicare Hospice Benefit requirements for comprehensive assessment content in patient scenarios.
Match hospice discharge types to the situation that appropriately describes their use.