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CRITERIA FOR DETERMINING HOSPICE APPROPRIATENESS

Although cancer, in all of its forms, constitutes the majority of admissions to hospice nationwide, many non-cancer diagnoses are appropriate for hospice admission as well. The following provides a list of Admission Guidelines for some of these non-cancer diagnoses. It should be noted that this is not an all-inclusive list of diagnoses deemed appropriate for hospice admission.

Medical Guidelines for Determining Prognosis of Non-Cancer Diagnosis:

Heart Disease
Pulmonary Disease
Dementia
HIV Disease
Liver Disease
Renal Disease
Stroke and Coma
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

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