I have recently started working for a new hospice company. For whatever reason, they LOVE to admit patients already hospitalized (GIP). I just don't get it. I thought to admit under "GIP status", the patient had to be having an UNMANAGED SYMPTOM r/t hospice diagnosis. My previous hospice employer NEVER admitted Pts in this manner. When one of our patient's were admitted to the hospital with an admitting dx r/t hospice dx, then they were considered "GIP". If the hospital admitting dx was NOT related, then they remained "routine home care". Anyway, this new company admits 2-3 already hospitalized Pt's a week. I feel like it takes away from our home patients, who truely seem to need us more. We are already very short staffed, and to expect daily visits on a hospital patient can be time consuming (we have very LARGE coverage area, I have put 10,000 miles on my car in just 4 weeks). Any thoughts, anybody???