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    Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County
    3230 North County Rd. 25A
    P.O. Box 502
    Troy, OH 45373
    Phone: 937.335.5191


    Concerns/Suggestions

    Your concerns and suggestions are always important to us and can be communicated to us by contacting our clinical management team at the address or telephone number listed above.

    If we fail to satisfy your questions or concerns, you can also contact the following source:

    The Office of Quality and Patient Safety
    One Renaissance Boulevard
    Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
    Email: PatientSafetyReport@JointCommission.org
    Fax: 630.792.5636

    Illnesses that may qualify for hospice care include, but are not limited to:

    1. Metastatic Cancers
    2. Heart Disease
    3. Kidney Disease
    4. Liver Disease
    5. Lung Disease Stroke and/or Coma
    6. AIDS
    7. Neurological Diseases (Alzheimers, Parkinsons, Dementia)
    8. Lou Gehrigs Disease (ALS)
    9. Failure of Multiple Organ Systems
    10. Failure to Thrive

    An unfortunate misconception about hospice is that the use of hospice care somehow guarantees the patient has less than six months to live. Medicare defines the hospice standards that are used by Medicare hospice providers and most private insurance companies. According to Medicare: “Generally speaking, the hospice benefit is intended primarily for use by patients whose prognosis is terminal, with six months or less life expectancy. However, the Medicare program recognizes that terminal illnesses do not have entirely predictable courses.”

    Medicare’s benefit is not limited in terms of time. Hospice care is available as long as the patient’s prognosis meets the law’s six month test. This test is a general one, based on the attending physician’s and/or Medical Director’s clinical judgment regarding the normal course of the individual’s illness.

    Under this philosophy, Medicare has specified a procedure for certification and periodic recertification of the patient’s eligibility for care under the Medicare Hospice Benefit. This procedure provides two 90-day eligibility certification periods followed by an unlimited number of 60 day eligibility certification periods.