Level of Services

Example Definitions of "Level of Services"
Level of Services. One of the four categories of care reimbursed under the Medicare hospice benefit, which consist of: i. Routine Home Care – when a patient is at home and is not receiving Continuous Care services; ii. Continuous Care – when a patient is at home and receives services that consist predominantly of nursing care on a continuous basis for brief periods of crisis and as necessary to maintain the terminally ill at home. See 42 C.F.R. § 418.204; iii. Inpatient Respite Care – when a patient receives care... at an approved facility on a short term basis for respite; and iv. General Inpatient Care – when a patient receives care in an inpatient facility for pain control or acute or chronic symptom management that cannot be managed in other settings. View More
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