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Jul 27, 2018

There are occasions when a person will be discharged by a hospice agency for “failure to decline.”  In this episode we explain the reasons why this can occur, and what the patient and family should expect.  

“Failure to decline” or “extended prognosis” are the terms that are typically used to describe the reasons for discharging someone from hospice.  Learn more about the reasons why this happens, how the patient and family can appeal the hospice’s decision, and what the hospice agency should do to assist in planning for the patient’s care after hospice.  

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