Does your hospice take non funded patients? I have worked for 3 in my 11 years in hospice, 1 non profit and 2 for profit. All 3 took non funded patients, but I am ashamed to say, that one discharged a patient because their insurance ran out.
Do you think it is ethical knowing a patient qualifies and really needs your service, too young for medicare, and their insurance say's no, to basically kick them off? The one's I used to work for would just switch them from funded to non funded and most of the time the patient didn't even realize it.
I never would have thought a company would only "care" until the money ran out.