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Support for Patients with Neurological Diseases

We manage at-risk populations by offering coordinated, comprehensive care that improves quality of life for patients with neurological diseases such as stroke, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Huntington's Disease, multiple sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson's Disease.

We’re reinventing the chronic healthcare journey by providing coordinated, holistic care for patients with neurological diseases, while also saving money.

Benefits of early home care, palliative medicine and hospice care include:

  • Improved quality of life for chronic patients and their caregivers
  • Improved clinical outcomes
  • Enhanced care coordination
  • Improved patient satisfaction scores
  • Increased efficiency and lower costs
  • Lower hospital readmissions

Chapters Health System provides a continuum of integrated care solutions that begin with a chronic diagnosis. Home Care, Palliative Medicine, Hospice Care, Grief Services and many other healthcare and support services are all available to you and your patients.

Any time you, your staff, or patients have questions, need support or care, call 1-866-204-8611 or Contact Us.

Hospice Eligibility Guidelines for Patients with Neurological Diseases

Ultimately, hospice eligibility is centered on a physician's clinical judgment. If a physician believes the patient will likely live six months or less if the disease follows its natural course, then the patient may be considered hospice eligible. Eligibility is based on the severity of the patient’s primary diagnosis (the diagnosis contributing most to terminality), as well as secondary/comorbid conditions and nutritional/functional status. In some cases, the primary diagnosis alone is sufficiently advanced to make a patient hospice eligible. This determination is made with the help of disease severity guidelines called Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) listed below:

Primary neurologic condition and comorbids together result <6-month prognosis

Nutritional impairment resulting in weight loss (10% in last 6 months, 7.5% in last 3 months)

Significant structural/functional impairment
Assistance or dependence with activities of daily living