Patients must meet the hospice eligibility requirements specified by the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to begin hospice care. While there is no requirement for a certain number of symptoms to qualify for hospice, these recommendations can help decide if a patient’s condition is, or will soon be, suitable for hospice care.

Hospice qualifying requirements are as follows:


Criteria for hospice eligibility based on a certain disease.

Based on the patient’s primary diagnosis, there are additional unique hospice qualifying criteria to consider. By selecting a disease from the list below, you will be able to read about the hospice care standards that apply to that disease.

Hospice has the following financial requirements:

Please keep in mind that co-morbidness, or the existence of two or more chronic diseases or disorders at the same time, are also considered when determining whether or not you qualify for hospice.


Get in touch with Oasis Hospice today at (708) 564-4838 so that we can help you get started on the process to help you and your loved ones.


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