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Hospice Related Medication Coverage

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by BFalls0687 BFalls0687 (New) New

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I was looking for a few opinions in determining med coverage.

Per CMS, hospice is responsible to cover meds that are related to the primary diagnosis. While researching this a little more I came across a few sources with case studies.

1) Primary dx Lung Cancer, med lisinopril, they considered that related and covered by hospice

2) Primary dx COPD, med bumex, they considered that related and covered by hospice

 

Do you agree or disagree with those meds being related to the primary dx and why?

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pmabraham has 3 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Hospice, Palliative Care.

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The hard part of accurately answering the questions is the RELATED diagnosis matter just as much as the primary diagnosis.  OP, please disclose the related secondary diagnosis for a complete answer.

 

 

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