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How would the situation such as one bringing Palliative or Hospice care in an ALFs in your state take place? Describe the scenario.

Aug 10th, 2015

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 In the case of my State which is Florida. Setting up a paliative or Hospice care in ALFs follows this steps

    - One must acquire a certificate from medicare.

Medicare Certification and State Hospice Licensure Steps

  1.  State Hospice Licensure

 - Obtain and review state hospice licensure regulations.

-  File appropriate applications and forms for licensure.

-  Begin seeing patients.

  2.  Medicare Hospice Certification

ΓΌ- Obtain and review Medicare hospice regulations. (Subparts A, B, C, D, F, G, H)

 -File 8555-A application with Medicare.

  -Apply for an NPI number.

  -Enroll with MAC in your geographic area.

  3.  Prepare for Service Delivery and Compliance Survey

  -Develop hospice operations model.

  -Prepare to service first patients.

  -Prepare for initial state hospice licensure survey

This is mostly undertaken by voluntary groups and they need to have enough resources required to start up.

Please let me know if you need any clarification. I'm always happy to answer your questions.
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