Physicians Portal

Legacy Hospice provides this portal as a resource to physicians in evaluating potential hospice patients.Medicare regulations are changing rapidly, and we realize as hospice providers the difficulty in maintaining compliance and staying up to date with the ever changing rules governing hospice care. Our goal is to provide you with one place where you can access everything you need in appropriately evaluating and determining hospice eligibility.

Eligibility Criteria

This is a compilation of both the Palmetto and CGS Guidelines.

Hospice Appropriate Criteria
Hospice Appropriate Criteria

Hospice Appropriate Criteria.pdf

Palmetto Guidelines

The following Palmetto Guidelines apply to the following States: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas

Palmetto Renal
Palmetto Renal

Palmetto Renal.pdf

Palmetto Neuro
Palmetto Neuro

Palmetto Neuro.pdf

Palmetto Liver
Palmetto Liver

Palmetto Liver.pdf

Palmetto HIV
Palmetto HIV

Palmetto HIV.pdf

Palmetto Failure To Thrive
Palmetto Failure To Thrive

Palmetto Failure to Thrive.pdf

Palmetto Cardio
Palmetto Cardio

Palmetto Cardio.pdf

Palmetto Alzheimers
Palmetto Alzheimers

Palmetto Alzheimers.pdf

CGS Guidelines

The CGS Guidelines apply to the following states: Colorado, Delaware, DC, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming

CGS Guidelines
CGS Guidelines

CGS Guidelines.pdf

Karnofsky Score

Used for all patients

Karnofsky Score
Karnofsky Score

Karnofsky Score.pdf

PPS Scale

This is used interchangeably with the Karnofsky Score

PPSv2
PPSv2

PPSv2.pdf

Functional Assessment Staging Tool

This staging tool provides a clear understanding of the progression of Alzheimer’s disease from start to finish and categorizes stages from 1 to 7f. Each stage of the FAST has a well-defined duration and set of cognitive and behavioral abilities affected. Each stage of the FAST also indicates the individual’s mental or developmental age so that caregivers know what is appropriate stimulation.
FUNCTIONAL ASSESSMENT STAGING TOOL
FUNCTIONAL ASSESSMENT STAGING TOOL
FUNCTIONAL ASSESSMENT STAGING TOOL.pdf