Hospice & Palliative Care Admission Criteria

Admissions criteria for Hospice Care:

  • Patients reside in the Care Partners service area of metro Portland, including Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Columbia, and parts of Yamhill county
  • Patients are diagnosed with an advanced or serious illness with a limited life expectancy of 6 months or less, if the disease runs its normal course, and are ready to forego further curative/life sustaining treatment to focus on comfort, symptom management, quality of life, and supportive care.
  • Medicare/Medicaid patients must meet the Medicare requirements for determining terminal criteria based on diagnosis (ICD9 code). However, expert hospice staff can determine this eligibility for you.
  • Referral from you, the provider, for hospice care

Admission criteria for Palliative Care:

  • Patients reside in the Care Partners service area of metro Portland, including Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Columbia, and parts of Yamhill county
  • Patients have Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, CareOregon or Tuality Health Alliance insurance
  • Patients diagnosed with a chronic medical condition with a life limiting prognosis (life expectancy) of two years or less, if the disease runs its normal course.
  • Patient wishes to continue to receive life sustaining treatment.

Gratitude…

…as close to angels on earth…

"The folks at Care Partners are as close to angels on earth as we will see. Thank you so much for the care, concern and comfort you gave 'Mary' and us. I don’t know what we would have done without you."

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