Parker Care Choices
Parker Care Choices
If you or someone close to you is very ill, and wants to remain home with loved ones but needs help with living as well, and as long, as possible and are not wanting to “give up” or give up treatment, there’s a special kind of care you should know about.
Through Care Choices, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will provide a new option for Medicare beneficiaries who qualify for coverage under the Medicare or Medicaid Hospice Benefit, the option to elect to receive supportive care services typically provided by hospice and continue to receive curative services at the same time. Under the new model patients with certain end-stage-illnesses are not required to forgo curative care in order to receive select hospice services. This new model is part of a larger effort to deliver better care, and put patients in the center of their care.
Who Can Enroll?
Individuals who wish to receive services under this new model must fall into certain categories:
The Care Choices Team works with your physician(s). There is no need to change your doctors. Your primary provider remains in charge of your care.
How Can This Help Me?
Our Care Choices Team provides patients with end -stage –illness and their families with a cocoon of support services can help them tolerate treatment for better outcomes, specifically:
Patients and their doctors continue to direct the care of the patient in the Care Choices model.
What Services are Covered?
The care services provided through the model are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 365 days a year. These services are the following:
Patients remain subject to any relevant Medicare cost-sharing requirements. incurred as a result of curative care treatments.
Contact us for more information regarding eligibility for enrollment.
Questions or comments? E-mail us at ParkerCare@parkerinstitute.org or call (718) 289-2800 or (516) 586-1575
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