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 Post subject: HOW LONG CAN YOU BE ON HOSPICE?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 5:24 pm 
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MY WIFE WAS PUT ON HOSPICE FOR CONGESTIVE HEART PROBLEMS FIVE MONTHS AGO. MY SON IS WORRIED THAT SHE WILL BE KICKED OUT OF IT IN A MONTH IF SHE DOES NOT DIE. SHE IS CONSIDERED TERMINAL, BUT HAS IMPROVED SINCE SHE WAS PUT ON HOSPICE. IT HAS REALLY HELPED WITH OUR FINANCES. WILL THE BENEFITS GO AWAY AFTER SIX MONTHS OR DO THEY CONTINUE AFTER THE FIRST SIX MONTH PERIOD IS OVER. PLEASE HELP US.


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 Post subject: Re: HOW LONG CAN YOU BE ON HOSPICE?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:00 pm 
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To be safe, you should gather the paperwork for Medicare, just in case she has to be moved to another facility. Be careful not to wait too long.


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 Post subject: Re: HOW LONG CAN YOU BE ON HOSPICE?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:15 pm 
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Her beneficiary must be certified as hospice eligible for a ninety day period by her doctor. When the 90 day period is up, her beneficiary must be certified for a second ninety day period, after that there will be an unlimited number of sixty day certification periods. So, Like the previous comment stated, you must gather all the paperwork, contact her doctor to have her certified as hospice eligible, meaning terminal and then contact Medicare asap. There should be no need to "kick" her out of the hospice care.


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