A physician can recommend hospice care for you or a family member. Generally, physicians will explore and exhaust all realistically possible options for a cure. However, upon hitting a point where a diagnosis will confirm the patient to be terminally-ill, hospice care service with the guidance of the physician is in order which can include life support methods, prescriptions for pain medication and other programs to lighten the draining symptoms of the disease.
Physicians who choose to be the Attending Physician for their patients can continue to bill for professional services:
- Visits; and
- Care Plan Oversight.