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Which of the home care and hospice legal issues are most challenging in your opinion? Why?

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The home care and hospice legal issues that are the most challenging is the admission criteria of patients in the home care. Home care and hospice usually and routinely monitor the percentage of the patients that reside in nursing homes and audit the admission decisions relative to patients. Hospice review tended to focus on whether patients meet criteria for admission and to receive hospice benefits. Government's audit indicate a deep suspicion that the hospice are "admitting patients who are not terminal or do not meet eligibility criteria." ...

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The home care and hospice legal issues that are the most challenging are those involving the admission criteria of patients. Home care and hospices routinely monitor the percentage of the patients that reside in nursing homes and audit the admission decisions relative to patients. In order to be admitted to home care, the patients must be classified as "terminally-ill". This criteria is unethical and should be modify to freely admit all patients.

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