Recently my hospice company decided to stop covering antibiotics for these infections. I am just livid as I feel they are for comfort. We don't pay for OTC including tylenol, dulcolax, cough meds. For 10 years at each hospice I have worked for (just 3) we have always covered them. of course, if they are on our formulary, I still call them in at our expense. I will wait until I'm called in to stop doing it.
We also used to get each admission a comfort pack to include dulcolax, tylenol, ativan, roxanol, phenergan and ABH. Now only pt's with a cancer diagnosis get these upon admission. and it takes an act of congress to even get ABH. we cannot get any compound meds, gels, and they don't want us to get liquid either.
What is wrong with these people....... I can always make it come back to the hospice diagnosis, so I just don't understand how they cannot see it.
Are any other companies doing this?