Hospice of the Valley has been awarded a major grant by Medicare to participate in a national program that will enable people with life-limiting illnesses to receive palliative care while seeking curative care. It was the only hospice in Arizona selected to participate in the five-year project.
Under current Medicare payment rules, patients must choose between the support services provided through hospice care or curative treatment; they cannot have coverage for both at the same time. Individuals and families sometimes struggle making that choice.
Hospice of the Valley, which serves patients throughout central Arizona, will begin the new program in January 2018. For more information, call 602-530-6900 or visit www.hov.org.