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Medicare Criteria for Hospice Care of Patient with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Purpose:

To determine if a patient with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a candidate for hospice care based on the Medicare criteria.

Specialty:

General content (available to all)

Objective:

selection, end-of-life, palliative care

ICD-10:

G12.2, Z51.5

Description:

Medicare has listed criteria for when a patient with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a suitable candidate for hospice care.

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