FOR PROVIDERS

HOW TO REFER A PATIENT?

Our Referral Center is open 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., 7-days a week, 365-days a year and can be reached at 845-240-7555 or by encrypted email at  Referralcenter@hvhospice.org.  We also have an answering service and 24-hour on-call team for after-hours assistance and inquiries.  Our goal is to be available and convenient to reach when you need us.

ADMISSION CRITERIA
  • Any life limiting illness with a prognosis of 6 months or less, if the illness runs its normal course. If you would not be surprised if your patient died within the next 6 months, it may be time for hospice.
  • Curative treatments are no longer helpful and patient desires comfort and dignity.
  • Patient is agreeable to learning about hospice care.   Our professional staff will meet with your patient to determine their needs and will provide them with information on how hospice services can help.
Health Care Professionals

Did you know…after referring your patient, you can remain the attending physician. Most patients prefer to keep their own physician while they are on hospice. Our staff can explain your role and how you bill Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance for your services.

You can stay informed about your patients through HealteConnections. We know you care about your patients and want to stay informed.  If you are a member of HealtheConnections, you can access you patient’s hospice information through your own portal access to stay up to date.  If you are not a HealtheConnections user, we will work with you to keep you informed.

Hudson Valley Hospice Pain Relief
HUDSON VALLEY HOSPICE FORMULARY/ENEXIA SPECIALTY PHARMACY

When determining a patient’s plan of care, our team will utilize the medications on this list whenever possible. To coordinate prescriptions and care plans, other providers involved in the patient’s care need to be aware of what the Hudson Valley Hospice team will be using. Medications not on this formulary can be approved, but only after they are individually reviewed by Hudson Valley Hospice’s interdisciplinary team, including the Medical Director. Please follow the link provided to download a full pdf version of the Hudson Valley Hospice Formulary.

Hudson Valley Hospice Pain Relief
AvantiScripts FORMULARY:

When determining a patient’s plan of care, our team will utilize the medications on this list whenever possible. To coordinate prescriptions and care plans, other providers involved in the patient’s care need to be aware of what the Hudson Valley Hospice team will be using. Medications not on this formulary can be approved, but only after they are individually reviewed by Hudson Valley Hospice’s interdisciplinary team, including the Medical Director. Please follow the link provided to download a full pdf version of the AvantiScripts Formulary

OUR PARTNERS

Hudson Valley Hospice works closely with the following hospitals to provide a specialized, extra level of care and comfort for your patients:

hospice health care professionals

A patient may be admitted to hospice general inpatient care when other efforts to manage symptoms have not been effective. A patient who needs pain control or symptom management that cannot be provided in other settings may qualify for inpatient hospice care.

If a patient is not eligible for a hospice inpatient admission, he or she may be eligible for a home care or nursing home admission upon discharge. To all health care professionals, please call our Referral Center prior to discharge so that we may assess the patient’s needs for a safe discharge, including  durable medical equipment in the home and prescription medications for the terminal illness.

Following discharge, Hudson Valley Hospice will help keep your patient safely at home, avoiding unnecessary hospital readmissions or trips to the emergency room, as well as fewer late night calls to physicians.

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OUR PARTNERS:

Hudson Valley Hospice works closely with the following hospitals to provide a specialized, extra level of care and comfort for your patients:

hospice health care professionals
OUR PARTNERS:

Hudson Valley Hospice works closely with the following hospitals to provide a specialized, extra level of care and comfort for your patients: