Hospice Care: FAQ

 
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The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization has developed some questions to help you identify factors that may be important to you and your family when selecting a hospice. Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital Hospice staff have responded to those questions below.

Is the hospice Medicare certified?

Most hospices are certified by Medicare and are therefore required to follow Medicare rules and regulations. This is important if you wish to receive hospice care as part of your Medicare coverage. Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital Hospice was certified Medicare in 1986.

Has the hospice been surveyed by a state oversight agency in the last five years?

Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital Hospice was surveyed in 2011 by the Minnesota Department of Health (on behalf of Medicare). No deficiencies were noted.

Is the hospice accredited by a national organization?

Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital Hospice was first accredited by the Joint Commission in 1989 and continues to be accredited. The Joint Commission surveys hospices to ensure they meet quality standards. Hospices are not required to be accredited, but accreditation can be a reflection of a hospice's commitment to quality. Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital Hospice was the first hospice program in the State of Minnesota to be accredited by the Joint Commission.

how long has it been operating

Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital Hospice began as a pilot program in 1979.

family evaluation survey

Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital Hospice asks family members to complete a brief evaluation of services after the death of a loved one. One of the survey questions is, "Would you recommend Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital Hospice?" Over 90 percent of respondents (timeframe: January-September 2014) responded that they would definitely recommend Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital Hospice for care. You may ask to see our most recent patient and family scores.