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What are the requirements for hospice?

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Katie is correct, less than 6 months life expectancy. The MD has to have tests and records that prove that. The patient or health care proxy must agree this is the program they want. There is also palliative care or regular treatment for the disease. Medicare covers Hospice charges.
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A doctor specifying that the patient has 6 months or fewer to live.
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