Medicare Care Choices Model

Helping you choose the level of care you want during terminal illness

Medicare Care Choices Model provides you and your family emotional and spiritual support, pain and symptom management and care coordination at the same time you receive treatment for a terminal condition.

Overview

Medicare Care Choices Model provides you and your family emotional and spiritual support, pain and symptom management and care coordination at the same time you receive treatment for a terminal condition.

In the past, if you had Medicare and a life-limiting illness, you had to choose to either continue receiving treatment or to stop treatment and receive support through Hospice care. Now, you no longer have to make that choice. You and your family can benefit from emotional and spiritual support, pain and symptom management and care coordination—all at the same time you receive treatment for a terminal condition.

Medicare Care Choices Model is given by a range of providers, from registered nurses, chaplains, and social workers, all collaborating to provide wraparound support services for you and your family, whether you continue to receive treatment for your condition or not. Having access to Medicare Care Choices Model has multiple benefits, including:

  • Empowering your family with greater knowledge about what to expect during the illness and treatment process
  • Offering a broader support base for you and your family during a difficult time
  • Providing comfort and reducing stress during treatment and illness
  • Resulting in a better quality of life during the time left, and increased ability to return to normal activity

Eligibility requirements

You may be eligible for IU Health Hospice—Care Choices if:

  • You have been diagnosed with certain terminal illnesses, including: advanced cancers, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), congestive heart failure (CHF), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
  • You are enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B, and have met hospice eligibility requirements under the Medicare or Medicaid hospice benefit
  • You have not elected the Medicare or Medicaid hospice benefit within the last 30 days prior to participation in the Medicare Care Choices Model
  • You have met other Care Choices eligibility requirements

What To Expect

In the past, if you had Medicare and a life-limiting illness, you had to choose to either continue receiving treatment or to stop treatment and receive support through Hospice care. Now, you no longer have to make that choice. You and your family can benefit from emotional and spiritual support, pain and symptom management and care coordination—all at the same time you receive treatment for a terminal condition.

Medicare Care Choices Model is given by a range of providers, from registered nurses, chaplains, and social workers, all collaborating to provide wraparound support services for you and your family, whether you continue to receive treatment for your condition or not. Having access to Medicare Care Choices Model has multiple benefits, including:

  • Empowering your family with greater knowledge about what to expect during the illness and treatment process
  • Offering a broader support base for you and your family during a difficult time
  • Providing comfort and reducing stress during treatment and illness
  • Resulting in a better quality of life during the time left, and increased ability to return to normal activity

Eligibility requirements

You may be eligible for IU Health Hospice—Care Choices if:

  • You have been diagnosed with certain terminal illnesses, including: advanced cancers, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), congestive heart failure (CHF), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
  • You are enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B, and have met hospice eligibility requirements under the Medicare or Medicaid hospice benefit
  • You have not elected the Medicare or Medicaid hospice benefit within the last 30 days prior to participation in the Medicare Care Choices Model
  • You have met other Care Choices eligibility requirements