As a physician, you want to provide the best care possible for your patients, especially those experiencing life-limiting illnesses or conditions. When you refer patients to Arkansas Hospice, you can still maintain an active role in managing their care plan and be reimbursed by Medicare. If you’re designated as the attending physician and are not an employee of the hospice provider, you can bill Medicare for services related to your patient’s life-limiting illness. So, referring to Arkansas Hospice doesn’t mean you’re giving up your patient … or giving up on them. There’s still so much we can do together as the goals of care change.
Earlier admissions into Arkansas Hospice care can provide patients and their families with an additional layer of support, while the attending physician can continue with Medicare reimbursements.
Contact your Arkansas Hospice representative to learn more about how these billing codes can benefit your practice.
99497: Advance care planning including the explanation and discussion of advance directives such as standard forms (with completion of such forms, when performed) by the physician or other qualified health care professional (QHP); first 30 minutes, face-to-face with the patient, family member(s) and/or surrogate. At least 16 minutes must be performed and documented.
99498: To be used when advance care planning exceeds 30 minutes.
G0182: Hospice care supervision, which covers the multidisciplinary care involved when reviewing patient status reports, labs, and other studies, necessary contact with other health care professionals involved in the patient care, and revision or continuation of the patient care plans for hospice.
Arkansas Hospice now offers Telehealth support for patients and their families in nursing homes, inpatient centers, and their homes.
Your entire team brought into these tender and delicate moments compassion, kindness, gentleness, thoughtfulness, and quick responsiveness.
I have nothing but the best things to say about Arkansas Hospice. They were so good to my Dad before he passed away. The love and care, compassion they showed to my dad was priceless. The nurses and CNA’s that took care of my Dad are the best and always be the best.
The skilled and professional care and attention your team gave our mother made it possible for Mom to be granted her wish to die comfortably at home.
We are just starting our dad’s final journey and Arkansas Hospice has been a blessing. They’ve taught us so much already and provide as much support and comfort to the family as they do my dad. I’m grateful they’ll be walking this final path with us.
I love Arkansas Hospice. Every single employee has a heart of gold and takes the best care of their patients.
I would not hesitate at all to recommend this provider for anyone who is considering hospice care for themselves or for a loved one.
Arkansas Hospice took care of my Mom before she passed. It was my first experience with any hospice and I was amazed. They took such great care of her. They treated her with dignity and respect until the end.
So many thanks for the way your staff treated my very dear friend, Jeff, as he raced toward the finish line. Words can’t express my gratitude for helping us to care for him and keep him comfortable. Top-notch professionalism and immediate responses to requests for assistance.