Hospice Education

We have added a page with helpful links about Hospice. What it's about, it's purpose, the services provided, volunteer training information.
 About Hospice and Pallative Care
Ċ MisconceptionsAboutHospice.pdf
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This is taken from the website "HelpGuide.org." It dispells the misconception about what Hospice and Pallative Care is and isn't.  137k v. 4 Oct 20, 2012, 8:18 AM Sue Deford
Ċ NHPCO Levels and locations of care.pdf
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This is provided by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. It's a 2-page document that gives a table of what type of facility provides the 4 different levels of hospice care as well as definitions of the levels of hospice care.  371k v. 2 Oct 23, 2012, 5:11 PM Sue Deford
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What Is Hospice Care?
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This is information from Web-MD that gives an overview - why you may choose hospice, what it is, who provides hospice, and other helpful, general information.  Oct 20, 2012, 8:18 AM Sue Deford
 Hospice and Pallative Care Organizations
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Hospice and Pallative Care Association of Michigan
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The Michigan Hospice Organization was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) organization in August of 1979, as a charitable, advocacy organization dedicated to the growth of hospice care and the delivery of quality services to the terminally ill citizens of Michigan. Founded long before Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement mechanisms were in place, the organization and its member hospices operated for many years as volunteer entities, serving patients and their families throughout Michigan.  Oct 20, 2012, 8:23 AM Sue Deford
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National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
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NHPCO is the largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States. The organization is committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones.  Oct 20, 2012, 8:17 AM Sue Deford
 McLaren Information
 Medicaid Information
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Medicaid Eligibility
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This document explains, in brief, what Medicaid covers (including hospice care)as well as what eligibility is required.  Oct 20, 2012, 8:18 AM Sue Deford
 Medicare Information
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Hospice and Respite Care (From Medicare.gov)
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This describes what hospice care is, what Medicare will not cover, who is eligible, and original Medicare costs. It also has links to additional links within the Medicare site regarding hospice.  Oct 20, 2012, 8:19 AM Sue Deford
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Hospice Payment System (Medicare Learning Network)
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This PDF file discusses Medicare coverage. On page 5 it also lists how much Medicare pays for the different levels of hospice care.  Oct 21, 2012, 4:15 PM Sue Deford
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Medicare Hospice Benefits
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This is a downloadable PDF from Medicare that describe the benefits available for those with Medicare coverage. The booklet was revised in August, 2012.  Oct 20, 2012, 8:19 AM Sue Deford
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THE MEDICARE HOSPICE BENEFIT&RECENT CHANGES IMPACTING THE HOSPICE COMMUNITY
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  Jun 9, 2013, 12:28 PM Sue Deford
Ċ The Medicare Regulations for Hospice Care, Including the Conditions of Participation for Hospice Care.pdf
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Provided by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. This is a lengthy document (69 pages) includes Regulations and Conditions of Participation  343k v. 2 Oct 23, 2012, 5:19 PM Sue Deford
 Michigan.gov - Information From
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Michigan State Regulations Governing Hospice and Hopsice Residence
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This is a document from the Department of Consumers and Industry Services that govern hospice and hospice residences.  Oct 20, 2012, 8:17 AM Sue Deford
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