Who covers an ER visit if a patient was on hospice?
My father had been on hospice for months. They day he died, hospice was called when my father collapsed in his driveway and my brother could not get him into the house. Hospice said they would call the fire department (non emergency) to help him into the house. They arrived about 20 minutes later. They decided to try to resuscitate him. After about 30 more minutes they decided to transport him to the hospital. At that time, my brother said the hospice nurse appeared and said they could not transport him unless my brother signed a revocation of hospice care, which he did. He was transported and died about an hour later. Now Medicare says they will not pay his bill because he was on hospice. Hospice says they won’t pay because my brother revoked hospice. Who is responsible?