The goal of inpatient care is to provide short-term crisis management of pain or symptoms that cannot be accomplished in the home setting.
The service is short-term and reassessed at least every 24 hours by a registered nurse (RN). The facility must have 24-hour RN coverage on site.
The contracted rate paid to facility covers all medications, equipment, and supplies related to the terminal illness. Daily RN evaluation and approval of the plan of care with the interdisciplinary team are required. Hospice pays the facility at a negotiated contracted rate, and Medicare pays hospice at a higher daily rate.
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